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Possible to port existing phpBB into an existing XenForo forum?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by NeoCHI, May 26, 2013.

  1. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    I have a phpBB forum and a xenForo forum. Both with content. Is it possible to port the phpBB forum into a new forum within my existing xenForo forum without it messing it up? If so how hard is it?
     
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Use the built in phpBB importer.
     
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  3. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    But I already have content on my xenForo forum and would only like to import the phpBB content into a new forum within my existing xenForo forum. The directions don't seem to accomodate for that. It seems to import the phpBB forum and it then becomes the whole xenForo forum.
     
  5. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    btw does the built in importer work for mybb?
     
  6. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The importer can be used to "merge" multiple forums together, just don't select the option to maintain IDs (as they'll already be in use). It will create new forums from your phpBB and import the content into those.

    I would take a backup before you import though. (And both forums should not be accessible to users when the import is happening.)

    There is currently no MyBB importer.
     
  7. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    How do I make my xenForo and phpbb inaccessible?

    Also approx how long will it take to import. My phpbb forum has about 200k posts 25k threads and 12k members.
     
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Close the forums.

    The time varies depending on server hardware, etc.
    Probably several hours.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can make the XF board "inactive" in the options. I couldn't speak about phpBB.

    I really couldn't give you an estimate as it varies significantly based on server setup and configuration.
     
  10. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    ic...sorry for asking so many questions but i'm just very scared of importing. It mentions that I should do a test import first? can I still do that considering I my xenforo already has stuff in it?
     
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  12. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    But I already have content in the xenForo forum...
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That is for a clean import.

    Just use it as a reference.
     
  14. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    I don't see where you would tell the importer where to add the imported data (thread wise). Does it just create a new forum by itself?
     
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The existing forums will be replicated, along with threads, posts and members.
     
  16. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    Also, it's still not very clear to me how to make a backup and how to set that backup to test my import
     
  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Perhaps you should consider obtaining the services of someone technically competent who can perform the tasks for you and explain in more detail what to do?
     
  18. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    I know how to get to phpMyAdmin, from there I can click into the database named after my site, then "Operations" there seems to be a "Copy database to". Is this how you would make a backup?

    If so after that how do I switch between two databases?
     
  19. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I would guess 2 hours.

    I can do a MyBB import for you. I have a system setup for MyBB that is very thorough:

    http://xenforo.com/community/threads/tegu-talk-conversion-from-mybb.48533/#post-520550
    http://xenforo.com/community/thread...board-converted-to-xenforo.49057/#post-525609

    Send me a PM if you want to discuss MyBB.
     
  20. NeoCHI

    NeoCHI Active Member

    Can someone verify this information and answer the last question?
     

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