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XF 1.4 vb4 import - redirects

#1
hi all, whats the best way to sort out my redirects for links after my vb4 import? i've keep the same ids however i'm currently running on a test forum, i.e. www.domain.com/forums/ = live vb4 forum & test.domain.com/forums/ = test XF forum.

I assuming a .htaccess file is the way to go, i've done some searching but haven't found exactly what i need, unfortunately writing my own is beyond my skill set, can anyone help me out or point me in the right direction?
 
#7
Post content doesn't automatically update when the Board URL is changed.

You will need to run queries to change the URLs or this add-on: Post Content Find / Replace
i'm guessing thats not going to work based on this:


  1. There is no batch processing in this add-on, so if you are replacing something that occurs in a lot of posts, this could be very slow and might time-out.
my forums got over 6m posts, i haven't a clue how many of them will have links into the old vb software
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#8
If you have the relevant rewrites in place, the actual URL in the posts is irrelevant, as traffic will be redirected.

However, a simple query to update the domain only would work fine, assuming the latter half of the URL is to remain the same.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#10
When I said a simple query, I meant something like:
Code:
UPDATE xf_post SET message = REPLACE(message,'current_content','new_content');
It it's timing out due to the number of posts then you can add a WHERE clause to restrict it to a range of post IDs.