@Brogan In your description here - "The next step is the most important; using phpMyAdmin or similar, take a backup of the database.
This backup will then be the clean master database, which can be used over and over again until you're ready to do the import for the final time. The backup should be taken before you create any categories, forums, or test users, make any posts or add any content at all."
Do you mean, after installing X, then, creating a new database, take the back up of it? (Of course I will back up my source DB.)
Also - please explain this a bit more if you could on how to do this process - "Once you have done the import, if you wish to redo it, simply drop all of the tables from the database and import the clean master backup.
Then delete the attachments and avatar directories from the data directory and the attachments directory from theinternal_data directory."
Thanks! (I am close to purchasing and installing as a test site - don't want to screw anything up!)
One more question, I have been doing some back end settings like permissions and other things in the ACP. I had also started a test thread and user. I have not imported anything yet from my other site, however, if see attachment and warning description on content ID's, will this have any effect being I started a test thread and user? is there anything I need to delete or remove before import, I only adjusted settings in the ACP. (I know this should be in another area due to my license but this thread was already started.)
"The backup should be taken before you create any categories, forums, or test users, make any posts or add any content at all." So should I create a new database or is there a way to work around this? FYI- upon install it created a "main forum."
Update on a test site I created from VB3.8 to Xenforo 1.2:
The VB 3.8 importer went as smooth as pie and is very user friendly.
FYI- I asked about my VB 3.8 albums import in an earlier thread - @sonnb album/ gallery has a Vb 3.8 importer that works awesome! (Did not import album cover - no biggie!)
1. Can and how can you change JUST the Staff member's ribbon's color without using two ribbons.
2. Youtube links by AME media (VB mod) can I convert these? Here is the bbcode -->[ame=[media=youtube]j5XnOHOjKwU[/media] - Creepy Electric Kitty[/ame]
3. First off, I used an old database from my site (long story) to test the import. Now, the database was about two years old and said I have 1328 members - that I find hard to believe even though it's 2 years old. Is it possible the import did not import all members? did I choose a wrong option on the importer?
4. HELP! - Now what? I have installed an old database, moved albums over and installed a few add ons. How do I clear everything out and do the "real deal" import with my current live database. I did back up the current Xenforo database before the import but had some test content on the site.