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XF 1.2 vb3.8 Test Import

TeflonDon

Well-known member
#1
Whats the best way to do a test import of my vb 3.8? Should I do it from a backup of my live forum (and how do you do it from a backup file) or just use the regular import steps?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
You can use your live site as the source database is not changed.
However, to ensure data integrity you should close the forum while doing so.

I would recommend doing it from a backup whenever possible and definitely taking a backup before doing anything anyway.
You just need to backup up the database and attachments if they are stored in the file system.
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#3
Whats the best way to do a test import of my vb 3.8? Should I do it from a backup of my live forum (and how do you do it from a backup file) or just use the regular import steps?
To add to Brogan's point, to do it from a backup you would have to get a database backup and restore it to a blank database, and then use that database for the import.