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IPB 3.4.x to XenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Yoruichi, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Yoruichi

    Yoruichi Member

    I was told all I'd need is the database of the IPB forum and the uploads directory. Is this true for XenForo? Are there any guides on how to convert over from IPB to XenForo? I am using the IPB hosted solution as I did not think my forum would be a success. IPB said that was all I'd need to convert.. They said I need not have a license to do so (convert from ipb to XF)
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Here is a guide:


    The IPB importer is the same process, except the first step will ask you for the path to your uploads folder.
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  3. Yoruichi

    Yoruichi Member

    Thanks. I can probably manually backup my uploads directory as I only backed up the database right now and will do the uploads part soon. I better fetch that before I even consider switching the site nameservers. ;P I'm confused.. does the IPB forum need no content, or does it mean the XF install? I've never done a forum converting before, ever.
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Yoruichi

    Yoruichi Member

    I'm also guessing that the database and such doesn't need to be on the same server? I'd just use the sql database to import the data. I am certain the database doesn't include the username of the database, password, etc. I could only find a way to back up a MySQL database in cPanel.
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Normally the database must be on the same server unless the server allows remote connections.
  7. akia

    akia Well-Known Member

  8. Yoruichi

    Yoruichi Member

    Bleh, skipped this stuff as what Jake said..it's not on the same server and it doesn't do remote connections. I installed XF and am making a new community

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