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Successful Migration IPB --> VB --> XF but..

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Sagar, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Sagar

    Sagar Active Member

    Well, I moved all live board from IPB to XF using VB 3.8 and everything seems to be working good except there are extra spaces in the posts and all imported quotes are showing [quote ..fksds blah blah] etc.

    This could be possibly IPB -> VB import issue, but is there any way this could be fixed ?
  2. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Did you run vB 3.8 ? or is it just a db transfer a --> b ---- c
  3. Sagar

    Sagar Active Member

    I did run a VB 3.8. Basically imported IPB using impex into VB 3.8 and then imported into XF. Both the imports itself went smoothly w/o any issues.

  4. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    My point is have you noticed any quirks on vB?
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  5. Sagar

    Sagar Active Member

  6. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Post formatting problems are common with imports because different forum applications use different markup. Often times you just have to live with it. vB and xF use similar markup such that it isn't much of a problem, but IPB is different.

    I have seen that problem with quote tags before. That is an example of different markup being used by the source forum. Unfortunately I don't know of any easy way to fix the quotes because of the excess random stuff inside of the tag. Without the random stuff you could do a string replacement query on the post text to replace the tag.

    The excess spacing is interesting. I don't recall seeing that problem before. But like I said, post formatting problems are common when moving between forum applications. If there was a direct IPB importer then the devs could probably take a look. But the problem becomes difficult to work with in the context of a double import.

    I like Blandt's suggestion of examining the results of the import in vB. That would at least help you to isolate where the problem starts.

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