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Upgrading from vB 3.08 to xenForo

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by MichaelCollins, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. MichaelCollins

    MichaelCollins New Member

    I understand that there are import scripts to go from newer versions of vB to XF.

    Just wondering if the 3.x import script supports vB 3.08?
    If not, any guess-estimates about how difficult it would be to modify the script to make it possible?
    Is the import script mainly an sql script?
  2. Khashyar

    Khashyar Member

    Hi Michael,

    My understanding from reading the forums is that 3.8 is a part of the included Xenforo import script.
  3. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

  4. Khashyar

    Khashyar Member

    Sorry, Michael...

    I misread your VB version... I also asked the same question whether 3.0.x can be imported by default.

    If not, then you can upgrade your VB 3.0.x software to 3.6 for free at VB, then use the Xenforo importer.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Seems like the best method would be upgrade 3.0.8 to 3.6 or 3.8 and then upgrade xenforo.
    downgrade 3.0.8 to vB 4.x, realize vB sucks, and then upgrade vB4 to xenforo 1.1.
    lazer likes this.
  6. Khashyar

    Khashyar Member

    Yes, I believe that upgrading from VB 3.0.x to 3.6 is fairly error free.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If there have been any schema (DB structure) changes from vB 3.0.8 to 3.6/7/8, which is highly likely, then the import will not (fully) succeed.

    You will need to upgrade to a compatible version before importing into XenForo.
  8. MichaelCollins

    MichaelCollins New Member

    Thanks for the reply. I guess I will just have to research what schema changes where made between the versions of vB; and see if I can just mod the database to slog through the conversion process. :)
  9. Khashyar

    Khashyar Member

    Hi Michael...

    Since Xenforo has a default built-in VB 3.6 to XF importer, and upgrading your VB software from 3.0.8 to 3.6 is free, then why not upgrade your VB and then import?
  10. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yeah. Upgrade the database to vB 3.6. Then you are good to go for the import. 3.0 to 3.6 is an easy upgrade. I can help with the upgrade if you are having trouble.

    Don't do that.
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