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Request - Installation Guide - Install Xenforo with importing VBulletin DB

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Netsultants, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member


    I've downloaded the beta version and uploaded it to a separate subdomain. I don't see an installation guide, so I need to ask some questions.

    1. Do I need to setup / create a db or does the installation process do it?
    2. Is the import process a separate process from the installation or is it done at the same time?
    3. Will the import process alter the VB database at all?

    My intention is to keep the VB forum live and open while I test xenforo with the static VB data I import.

  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1) You need to create a database first and then enter that MySQL information when running the install.

    2) Separate. Once you finish the install then go to your:

    Admin CP -> Tools -> Import External Data

    3) No. The import is read-only from the source database. But you should backup everything just to be safe.
  3. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    Sounds good, thanks
  4. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    Next question -

    Once the database is created and a user created, does the user need all privileges?
  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes. Make sure the MySQL user has full access to the database.
  6. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    Thanks again
  7. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    Last Question (I think):

    In the Configure Importer, is anything put in the table prefix?

    EDITED : I put nothing in the Table Prefix field and it worked.
  8. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For reference, the source prefix is in the vB includes/config.php file:

        //    ****** TABLE PREFIX ******
        //    Prefix that your vBulletin tables have in the database.
    $config['Database']['tableprefix'] = '';
  9. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    Good info - I hope this thread does help others and was the reason for the update -

    Good job Jake

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