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XF 1.3 Old vBulletin tables

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Bob_R, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Couldn't help but noticing when running Syspex Dumper 2/Backup & Restore all my old vBulletin tables.

    What has everyone else that's migrated to XenForo from vBulletin eventually ended up doing?

    How do I "drop" these?


    TY.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you no longer need your vB installation, take a backup/export it and delete the database.
     
  3. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    I'm sorry, I'm confused. When I migrated to XenForo I didn't start from scratch. My board just continued merrily along.

    Unless I'm missing something didn't the database (XenForo) merge into the vBulletin one?
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    After you import from vB to XF you can remove the vB database. If they are in the same database then you can remove the vB tables from that database.

    The import essentially "copies" the data from vB into XF.
     
  5. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Do all Xenforo tables begin with the characters xf? Would it be safe to say that anything that doesn't begin with xf can be deleted or is this a false statement?
     

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  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's not necessarily true as tables related to add-ons may not be prefixed with xf_.
     
  7. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    OK thank you.
     
  8. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    I've dropped many tables from my database after the migration to XenForo. I realize many of the XenForo tables are prefixed with xf_ and those I have obviously not touched.

    I also realize some that I need that do not begin with xf_, for example cta_

    With the screenshots I've provided can someone tell me which of the remaining tables in question can be safely dropped?

    Thanks!
     

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  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's impossible to say as add-ons may not be prefixed with xf_.

    Did you install XenForo using the same database as your existing vBulletin installation?
     
  10. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You will have to manually check each one and ensure it is not used by your XenForo installation.

    The date of the last entry in the table may help.
     
  12. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Why didn't you create a new database, you're giving yourself more work than needed.
     
  13. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Well what's done is done. I came to XenForo last June. And, also nowhere in the instructions, to the best of my memory, does it advise to create new database if coming form vBulletin.
     
  14. Bob_R

    Bob_R Active Member

    Thanks, sir. But, I do not see any dates.
     

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