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XF 1.5 Migrating a xenforo installation into another?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by DarkGizmo, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    If I have 2 forums

    Forum A with content on it and Forum B which is newly installed and I want to migrate/copy the content from Forum A into Forum B but keep Forum A in tact as-is and not lose anything or break anything so Forum A can continue to move forward with new content while Forum B gets a copy of the content from the 'migration' is that possible to do or does the import process completely wipe out Forum A?

    Please advise. :)

    I have a section on Forum A I want to move over to Forum B with posts in it but only keep the data from that section on Forum B and remove it from Forum A (manually obviously) while keeping both forums in tact. :)
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can use the built in XF importer - the source database will be unaffected.

    All content will be imported though - you can't selectively choose which nodes/members/threads to import.
    You will either have to prune the content from the source database (from a backup/copy if you don't want to affect the existing installation) prior to importing, or delete the content after it has been imported.
  3. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    Okay that's fine. :D Thanks Brogan, that's what I needed to know. :)

    Also, how do I find the path to the data directory? :)
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016
  4. DarkGizmo

    DarkGizmo Active Member

    Got it all sorted out! Thanks @Brogan for the input. :)
  5. EricBecking

    EricBecking Member

    Does this also work if you go from an older version of xenforo to a newer version of xenforo?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The XF->XF importer should workfor XF versions 1.2+.

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