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Merge two Xenforo to one

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Rich, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Rich

    Rich Active Member

    I have two boards and I want to move just members to another board is there a easy way and what if some of the members have the same email or username?
  2. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I haven't seen an unofficial or official import script for xenforo boards.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The only way to do it is to go via vBulletin or IPB and then use the XenForo importer.
  4. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    He's not talking about importing FROM vBulletin, or IPB. Its from xenForo.

    I was just asking myself this question a few days ago, because I want to buy a gaming website that's powered by xenforo and merge it into my site [also powered by xenforo]..
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have a few people with a few xenforo sites.
    If I take over their communities I wouldn't mind merging them into my one xenforo.

    XenForo (source) -> XenForo (target)

    I will see what XenFans.com can come up with as unofficial xenforo_importer.script.
    Brett Peters likes this.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I know exactly what he's talking about.

    As I said, the only way to do it currently is to go XenForo -> vB/IPB -> XenForo
  7. Kevin

    Kevin Well-Known Member

    vB is not a viable part of the solution since vBulletin's Impex does not yet support XenForo to import from. I don't know about IPB.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  9. ibnesayeed

    ibnesayeed Well-Known Member

    If it is just a matter of importing ONLY USERS from the other forum, then, You might need to play some SQL game. Couple of tables will do the trick. Make sure that you have email address uniqueness constrained there, and a way to deal with the exceptions. :)
  10. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I hope an import for xf to xf comes along.. There was one xf forum I was thinking about buying but no importer and I'm not buying a IPB license just so I can import xf to ipb, than back to xf..lol
  11. Rich

    Rich Active Member

    Anyone ever figure out how to do the merge of two Xenforo boards?
  12. Superfluous

    Superfluous Member

    Hi Brogan,

    Sorry to bump this one - I've recently been looking into acquiring another forum which is based on IPB 3.4 - can you confirm if I will be able to merge users and posts (and presumably forums) with my existing Xenforo installation? Are you aware of any problems with doing this on an existing installation - for instance the IPB has about 6 million posts, would I be ok leaving my XF forum open while these import? (presumably over about 24 hours)

    Many Thanks
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This thread is over three years old so it's no longer relevant.

    There are more importers for XF now: Pre-Sales FAQ

    No, you should close both the source and destination forum while importing.
  14. Superfluous

    Superfluous Member

    Thanks for the quick reply - just one question though which doesn't seem covered - will the data import of a new board merge cleanly with existing data (no issues with duplicate accounts, or other ids), or does it delete/overwrite any existing data?
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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