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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Clean Import and Export

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Peter, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    I would like to see an import/export function that allows to take what's available on the front end, export it to a file (xml?) and then import to a brand new xenforo install. Take the default out-of-the-box xenforo items (post, like, trophy, member, attachment, etc.) while leaving out the rest.
    krstep, mra0 and yoghurtfarmer like this.
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    What constitutes as clean or dirty is yet to be discussed. Also would the id's reset starting from 0 could be another problem/feature.
  3. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    I'm not sure how wp handles it since it seems flawless to simply click on export, install a new copy with a fresh database, import and it's up and running without all the crap from outdated plugins, changes, etc.. I'm sure vb can't do that as their db dump brings all the garbage over. A nightmare if you ask me.
  4. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    Has anyone tried to export their test xenforo data (install A) into a newly installed xenforo (install B)? Just wondering if it works well or causes problems. Yes, I'm spoiled with the easy wordpress import/export without having to go into the database.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have done exactly what you're asking about.

    I had a test install which was running for a few weeks on my domain.
    I then installed XF on my PC as a local install and copied the database, attachments and avatars to the respective directories.
  6. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    Thanks for your response Brogan.

    If I remember correctly, when data is exported from vb and then reimported to a brand new install, it would cause problems. I could be wrong and it may just be my bad experience. The main reason for this request is to get the main data from xenforo into a fresh copy and keep out all the bloat that has been building. Sort of like a refresh. Hope my explanation is clear.
  7. mra0

    mra0 Member

    Does xenforo have import/export section?

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