I've been cheerfully creating a test site based on an import of my current phpBB forum, and have installed several add-ons. This part of the import process must have escaped my attention, though:
To completely remove any data related to an import, in order to do it again for example, the original XenForo database must be restored and all avatars and attachments must be deleted from the data and internal_data directories.
If I drop the contents of the entire database and then reimport, would it simply be a matter of installing the appropriate xml files for each add-on again, and then reconfiguring them? Or am I asking for trouble with XF looking for DB entries which aren't there before I even attempt to install them?
I'm guessing that I'd lose user group configuration, permissions etc. I had thought it was just a case of running the install again and being selective about what fields it imports (posts and forums, for example) but I guess I need to start again from scratch.
At least I know the test site works!
Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.