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XF 1.2 Migrating a Big Board (vB4 -> xF)

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by JJJ, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Alright, alea iacta est!

    Today we've bought a licence of xenForo + RM and installed this at a test server. We decided to do it slowly, and we have read Brogans Importing guidelines and firstly like to play a bit, to get more familiar.

    Due to, we have to migrate > 6 Million posts, we think, we will buy vBulletin Big Board Importer.

    The question, I have now is, what will be overwritten by the importer? I think we can change templates, make a design and therefore add css-files. But probably, if we create a node-tree, should that be deleted before doing the first test import?
  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately you can't set-up a test board, import (or create) users, threads, forums, etc. and tweak your style - and then "reset" back to normal to carry out the import.

    You should be able to export your style from your test install, but that's about it. Everything you set-up in your test board will need setting up again when you do your migration from vB to XF.

    It's therefore a good idea to set-up your test board in a sub-directory so that you can keep it going during the migration phase and compare (and manually copy over) the settings to your final XF install.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Thanks for the hint :)
  5. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

    Run a query to find any duplicate email addresses on your vB4 forum and remove them prior to importing.

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