Move just users and passwords from VB to XenForo

robertrogers

New member
Hi,

I am new to XenForo and have several thousand users on forum that uses VB.

How would I take just usernames and passwords from the existing VB forum and place them into the new XenForo forum. The idea is to then let the users on the old forum know that they are already signed up on the new forum.

Thank you in advance for your ideas :)
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
You can just run the import users step (after the user groups) using the importer.

vb_import.PNG
 

robertrogers

New member
Looks like it would work, except I get this error. I have copied and pasted the required information directly from my VB config file so I am quite sure it is correct:

The source database connection details are not correct: Access denied for user 'username-here'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Are there sometimes other issues that need attention to get it to work?
 

robertrogers

New member
Thank you Brogan.


Looks like it would work, except I get this error. I have copied and pasted the required information directly from my VB config file so I am quite sure it is correct:

The source database connection details are not correct: Access denied for user 'username-here'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

Are there sometimes other issues that need attention to get it to work?​
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
That error simply indicates the connection details are incorrect, there is no other configuration required.

Instead of copying and pasting, try entering the details manually.
 

robertrogers

New member
Well, still no-go

Is it an easy matter to manually move the user information? I can access the VB database that way using Dump
 
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