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Migrate to xF or stick to vB?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Acid, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Acid

    Acid Active Member

    Hi there xF,

    We're currently running VB 4 on our forum with around 4 million posts, 45k threads and 40k members. We're seriously considering the possibility of migrating to xenForo soon. Are there any other real-case experiences/scenarios with large boards using the importer? Any known problem, tips and tricks? Anything we should know about the migrating process before going for it?

    Btw, as you might notice, the forum posts/threads/usernames and almost all content is in Cyrillic. Any know problems with that?
    krstep likes this.
  2. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Apart from this problem with attachments the importer worked perfectly the first time we did a test import (almost 5.5 million posts).

    A tip often posted here is to think about wether you want to import PM's, since there's no mass-delete option for them in XF yet.
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  3. Acid

    Acid Active Member

    I know that it's relative in most cases, but how long did the import take on your forum?
  4. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I can't see the stats right now, but I know the threads/posts took almost 8 hours for 5.5 million posts. With PM's and profile posts probably close to 9-10 hours. This is with a dedicated server however.
  5. krstep

    krstep Active Member

    I don't own a license myself but my friend tried to convert a test vB Macedonian database, and everything was converted to UTF8, everything was preserved in Cyrillic.
    I'm sure someone who converted from other language can confirm this.
    It would be great to see the biggest Macedonian forum converted to XenForo. Good luck ;).
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