The time has come to do the import. The down side is that at the same time I have to do a server move so I'm trying to save my time and do everything right, since the server is in USA and it's a bit slow.
Right now I have a SQL file with my old vBulletin Database and that's about it. It's on a folder on the server. I was planning on using BigDump.php to import the file into the database but...
When XenForo is doing the import, does he make the import from Old Database to > New Database or he is doing the import from a File (that I already have and it's already backed up twice).
Because if he can do it from the file, I woun't have to wait long hours for the bigdump.
What's the normal process from doing the import.
1. Install XenForo on a Database
2. Install this 4.2 Importer
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and is also using vBSEO. No file modifications or custom plugins that need to be imported. I don't even care about Blogs, etc. I hope that the blogs woun't even be inported or profile comments (lots and lots of spam)
EDIT: Seems I managed to resume XenForo Uploading. In the mean time want to hear my vB5 story?
Well my client got vB5 since in beta. Waited months for it come out. It finally did without any message or so. The official forum just showed 5.0.0. I waited 1 more month for more bug fixes and I tought, ok let's do it. I did it first in the beta on my localhost and found like 15 bugs.
Everything is upgrading okish... I start to add my logo, some banners... there are no useful plugins then I find a bug. Basically my banners module, the one that I spent 1+ hours to edit, insert code, insert banner gif, all that thing... GONE. If I go to edit that page again... I can't see the modules. If I want to save the page like it was ... I could not because I got an error message "You can not save a page without a main module" something like that. Ah, not only that the banners were out, the MAIN FORUM CATEGORIES were missing. I basically only had Header - missing - Footer
Like... WHY THE F didn't you gave me that error BEFORE deleting everything?
I found 3 more other annoying bugs and I decided to post on their forums. No replay for 1 day. They just told me that I should have posted into "this forum" and then they closed the topic. That's all. I didn't posted on that official support forum because my username was not added to their database. I did added myself when I found that I can't create a topic but it took like 6+ hours before their cron job did the job.
So even after 1+ day I didn't got an answer to my problems. My thread got closed and that was it. This is the topic I did.
Then I thought, let's get a refund. It was a long shot but I said let's try it. My client bought vB5 BETA in September 2012. It was April 2013. They told me that "You have downloaded the software on October 2012. No refund can be given on software that has been downloaded since the software can not be returned".
SERIOUSLY? I rember back in 2002 when I had a pirated version of vBulletin 2 (I was a kid) there was a script that checked if you had a pirate version. I even remember receiving an email like that once. So why can't they do this now? If they see me use vB5 (which I will NEVER will) sent me one of those anti-piracy mails. I will be fine.
So... God bless corporations