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Reinstalling xF, Keeping Database

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by The Dark Wizard, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    What do I have to do to reinstall xF and keep our database?

    We have too many addon/so many things in the file directory from things installed the past that a fresh install is in everyone's benefit.

    I've never reinstalled any forum software to keep an existing database, is this possible?
  2. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    If you re-install xF and import the old database the addons will still be installed (just without the files)

    It's possible and very easy to do this, just install xF as normal then when you are done empty the new database and import the old one via phpmyadmin (assuming that is what you use).
  3. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    How to make it not bring over addons?
  4. ShadyX

    ShadyX Well-Known Member

    Uninstall all the addons manually via the admincp before taking a backup, I am not sure of any other way.
  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Dean is right, if you use the same db it'll still have the plugins installed, the best way would be to just remove the plugins, I'm not sure how much of a difference it'll make to "move the db" after the plugins are removed btw.
    ShadyX likes this.
  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah. The addons need to be uninstalled, not the whole forum reinstalled. Clean out the addons directly by uninstalling them through the Admin CP.

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