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Importing data

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by LondonDragon, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I am migrating from PHPBB and I have installed and imported the database for testing on a clean install of Xenforo, I have now tested Xenforo and installed all the addons and set the permissions etc...

    I am wondering can I just import the data again from PHPBB or will I have to clean the entire database install XF again and then install all the addons once again?

    Would make life easier if I didn't have to do the later.

    Cheers
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Imports shouldn't be run multiple times on the same install. There is no easy way to deal with duplicate content. You should take a backup before the import so you can revert back to it if you need to import again.
     
  3. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Active Member

    Thought that might be the case, looks like I will have to redo it all again :eek:

    Cheers
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Active Member

    Just a quick question, if I install a fresh copy, import the styles and then install all the addons, I guess on the day of the migration I can just import the database, setup permissions and then its all ready? correct? thanks
     
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yep, pretty much.
     
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  6. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Active Member

    Great thanks, time to get it all ready for Monday then ;) happy days!
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Try
    http://xenforo.com/community/resources/import-tools-by-waindigo.1255/
     
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  8. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Active Member

    Many thanks Doctor ;) to be on the safe side I have installed a fresh copy and have installed all the addons I am going to use, now on the day import the data, ensure the permissions are correct and that's it :)
     
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It's all good.
     

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