Recover old blog posts from db?

PJK

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I used vBulletin several years ago, and it had a blog feature. Users could add content and whatnot. I've since moved to XF. I'm looking to recover user content of the format below that was in the vB Blogs/articles:
https://www.domain.com/forum/entry.php?123-Title-of-Interview

And this:
https://www.domain.com/forum/blog.php?12345-Username

I originally moved from vB to Xenforo 1.5, and since to XF 2.1. I noticed some broken links of the format above and trying to recover that content. I noticed during the import from vB it says they go to the nodes in XF, but i don't see any nodes with the blog posts.

I posted on the vB support form where they are at in the db and they said:
"The posts are in blog_text but there's rather more to it than that and there a lot of tables involved in the blogs.
But we cannot tell you how you can import any of that into XenForo, especially as they don't even have a blog feature to my knowledge.

You are probably best speaking to their support as they know their product and they will probably have a good idea of how best to proceed."

I reached out to XF support and they said:
The official vB importer in XenForo 1.x didn't include blogs. But some of the unofficial importers did. Example:

https://xenforo.com/community/resources/vb4-importer.1025/

So it depends which importer you used.

If there is no "blog node" in your XenForo then your import probably didn't include blogs. In that case you will need some one to perform a custom import of that information from your vB database, assuming you still have that database.

This is something you can post in the requests forum:

https://xenforo.com/community/forums/custom-service-development-requests.69/

So, I'm looking for someone who can recover this info. I should be able to pull up the old db from vB. Thanks.
 

ForumCube

Well-known member
I used vBulletin several years ago, and it had a blog feature. Users could add content and whatnot. I've since moved to XF. I'm looking to recover user content of the format below that was in the vB Blogs/articles:
https://www.domain.com/forum/entry.php?123-Title-of-Interview

And this:
https://www.domain.com/forum/blog.php?12345-Username

I originally moved from vB to Xenforo 1.5, and since to XF 2.1. I noticed some broken links of the format above and trying to recover that content. I noticed during the import from vB it says they go to the nodes in XF, but i don't see any nodes with the blog posts.

I posted on the vB support form where they are at in the db and they said:
"The posts are in blog_text but there's rather more to it than that and there a lot of tables involved in the blogs.
But we cannot tell you how you can import any of that into XenForo, especially as they don't even have a blog feature to my knowledge.

You are probably best speaking to their support as they know their product and they will probably have a good idea of how best to proceed."

I reached out to XF support and they said:


So, I'm looking for someone who can recover this info. I should be able to pull up the old db from vB. Thanks.
We have started private conversation because we can import data without any issue.
 
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