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Move partial XF forum to another site

Andy.N

Well-known member
#1
I have XF running on one domain. Plan to get another licence and move a the private forums part to another domain.
Anyone can give me some outline of what the steps should be?

1) Create another database on the new server
2) Install XF on the /forum/ folder there
3) Run installation.
4) Import???? Do I have to move files and database from the existing installation here first?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
You can't import a XenForo installation into XenForo.

You could copy the database and then remove the unwanted parts: members, forums, threads, etc.
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#3
Ok, copy database, server files, and change the config file?
Then login ACP and remove what I don't want?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
That's about it yes, if you want to retain a portion of the original site/database.

Don't forget to update the Board URL, email address, home page, Facebook App, etc. in the ACP.
 

Bain

Active member
#5
Shouldn't there be a way to import from other XenForo databases? If someone were to purchase another forum ran by XF and decides to merge the two... right now this isn't possible.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#7
The error seems to be suggesting the username or password in your WordPress config file is incorrect.
I don't use WP so all I can suggest is you double check the details.
 

DarkVodka

Formerly Wuebit
#9
As I said, the WP is installed on the root and I have no problem with WP working
I installed XF under /forum/ and when i go to domain/forum/, that's the error I see.

I begin to think that the virtual environment we use is not set up for Xenforo yet. Xenforo is something they don't support, I believe
http://www.jumpbox.com/library/Discussion Forums
Than its wordpress proxy error if you use that. its defo an wordpress error.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#11
Unfortunately I don't know anything about Jumpbox.

It may be worth asking their support if they know why it's throwing an error.
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#12
You could copy the database and then remove the unwanted parts: members, forums, threads, etc.
How do we go about remove a whole usergroup and their posts?
I would think remove forums first and then delete usergroups?
What else do I need to do to clean up?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#13
Unfortunately, deleting a forum won't delete the posts, they will still remain in the database (there's an open bug report about this).

You also can't delete a user group to remove members and posts.
Deleting a user group will just make any members which have that group as their primary revert to the Registered user group.

Delete a member doesn't also delete their posts - they remain and the user title is changed to Guest.

It would all have to be done manually.
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#14
Unfortunately, deleting a forum won't delete the posts, they will still remain in the database (there's an open bug report about this).

You also can't delete a user group to remove members and posts.
Deleting a user group will just make any members which have that group as their primary revert to the Registered user group.

Delete a member doesn't also delete their posts - they remain and the user title is changed to Guest.

It would all have to be done manually.
This is the first time your answer disappointed me greatly, Paul :(

You are telling me to manually delete about 10K of my users? The usergroup I want to purge members is Registered.

There must be better ways to do this, either via tools in upcoming versions or 1.1?
Or SQL queries?