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XF 1.3 Need help migrating data from VB 4.2.2

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by benvindaloo, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. benvindaloo

    benvindaloo New Member

    I know there are numerous posts on this topic but I can't find one that matches what i'm struggling with...

    We're a long time VB user (currently on v 4.2.2) and are migrating to XF. Our VB database can't be exposed to the public so the XF import tool won't work for importing our data.

    What other options do I have?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    How does the XF import tool expose data to the public?
     
  3. benvindaloo

    benvindaloo New Member

    It's not that data is exposed. The XF import tool requires the IP of the database that data is to be pulled from. My current VB database isn't publicly available...
     
  4. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    I never had to enter an IP address. Cant you run the importer on the same server?
     
  5. benvindaloo

    benvindaloo New Member

    I should have added that as part of this migration, we've switched hosts so because the MySQL Server isn't local, i'm assuming that an IP would suffice in the import tool.
     
  6. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    How large is your database? Cant you export your database and import it to the same server where your XF forum will be?
     
  7. benvindaloo

    benvindaloo New Member

    The database is about 450MB. Yeah, unless someone has a magical approach, I'm going to have to set up a VB instance on my new server and then import from there.

    Thanks for your thoughts on this.
     
  8. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    No need to setup VB, all you need is the database and the attachments. The attachments can be in any folder.
    A 450 meg uncompressed database is not that big and can be easily transferred. .
     
  9. benvindaloo

    benvindaloo New Member

    Ok, i'll give it a go shortly. Thanks again.
     

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