Importing from phpbb


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I am interested in purchasing xenforo but I currently have a large phpbb forum. My forum has over 1.3million posts, will I experience any issues when importing from phpbb to xenforo? (the existing phpbb database is 1.3gb).

Will the search index on xenforo work with the old phpbb posts and threads?



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There is a built in phpBB importer - you can see what is imported in the pre-sales FAQ thread in my signature.

You won't have any issues importing a site of that size.

The search index will need to be rebuilt after the import.


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The size isn't an issue, it will just take longer.
The search index size is irrelevant as that won't be imported.