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Move partial XF forum to another site

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Andy.N, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can't import a XenForo installation into XenForo.

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

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Ok, copy database, server files, and change the config file?
    Then login ACP and remove what I don't want?
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
  5. Bain

    Bain Active Member

    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.
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
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  8. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Brogan is right check your wp-config.php file.
     
  9. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Than its wordpress proxy error if you use that. its defo an wordpress error.
     
  10. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Huh my post above was about the wordpress side X_X
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Unfortunately I don't know anything about Jumpbox.

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

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
  14. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    SQL queries would be your best option, but you will need to ensure all related tables are updated.
     

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