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Question about replacing vb site with xF

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Ranger375, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    So if I want to do a fresh install of xF over my current VB site, how would I upload all the files without getting them mixed up with each other? Can I delete my vb folder contents (beside the 301 redirect files) and then do a db import?
  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    XenForo is still beta, so it is not recommended to run it as a live site.

    Is your vB 3.7/3.8? As of this time that is the only version of vB the importer will work on.

    The approach I would take, if I read your question correctly:

    From CPanel create a new DB for XenForo
    Back-up my vB site, including the DB
    Rename my vB's folder
    Create a new folder with the old name of the directory I just renamed
    Upload the XenForo files into the new directory. Add in the 301 redirect files.
    Access your site from your browser (to begin the installation).
    From XenForo AdminCP: Tools -> Import External Data, to begin the importing of your 3.7/3.8 DB.

    This way if anything went wrong with the Importing, just rename the XF directory to something different, and rename your vB directory back to the original name. :)
  3. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, you answered my questions. I haven't made xf live yet other than a test forum; just getting my questions answered so I'm ready for when that time comes :D

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