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vB4 Importer 3.6b2

Importer for vBulletin 4.x

  1. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Jake Bunce submitted a new resource:

    vB4 Importer (version 1.1.x) - Importer for vBulletin 4.x

    Read more about this resource...
     
  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    God speed Jake Bunce (y)
     
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  3. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Nice one Jake (y)
     
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  4. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    The world is a much better place because there's Jake in it... :)
     
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  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Everything in 1 nice and clean package.

    No editing (or thinking)
    No memory leak
    Bugs resolved

    Upload
    import xml
    Run importer

    Just remember to import avatars, photos, and attachments last (in that order). I regret nothing
     

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  6. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

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  7. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Jake Bunce updated vB4 Importer with a new update entry:

    Original vB4 Importer

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
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  8. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I had a world of people asking for it and for me to help resolve a few things. It clearly needed to come back.
     
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  9. psTubble27

    psTubble27 Well-Known Member

    This rocks, thanks Jake (and helpers).
     
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  10. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Question: I did the importer, but attachment did not work, why?

    Answer:

    Even though you will see the options for attachments become available sooner, you need to do any attachments last.

    In other words, when you think you have finished importing everything else of value. The last thing you need to import should be

    • Avatars
    • Photos
    • Attachments
    Even though you maybe given the option sooner. Do it last.
     
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  11. IcEWoLF

    IcEWoLF Well-Known Member

    Jake, thank you for this! I really appreciate this!
     
  12. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Question: Will there be a vBulletin 5 importer?

    Answer: No vBulletin 5 importer is planned at this time.

    vB5 / vBulletin 5 is still in Alpha and / or Beta stages and so is forever changing. It would be pointless to develop an importer at this time.
     
  13. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    can you use this to import from a different domain:

    myvbform.com -> myxfforum.com

    or should I first install xf on my original domain, then dump the entire db to import it into the xf domain?
     
  14. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Most db servers don't allow remote access. But if your server does allow remote access then yes, you can import cross-server. But normally you would restore a backup of the database locally (on the same server as XF) and import from that.
     
  15. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the release, is this different then the other one we've been using?
     
  16. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's the original importer from Adam. It should be the same.
     
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  17. Cees50

    Cees50 Active Member

    I bought a domain with a vb forum (4.x) on it. Now i wanted to import the most of the data in my existing Xf forum. ( nearly empty, but i want to keep whats there)

    I have category's and subforums in my XF forum. Those i want to keep. The vB forum has just the standard threads and posts.

    The numbers of vB is

    threads 15.189, posts 129.586 attachments 10.39GB. The number of users is 8.948

    Is that possible?
     
  18. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. You can import into a forum that is already populated. Just be sure not to enable the import option to preserve the source ids.
     
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  19. Cees50

    Cees50 Active Member

    Maybe a silly question. But if i import threads with images, were has vB that image? in his DB or in a folder. Or in an url in the db and the file in a folder?

    Must i copy a special folder from vB to XF? Or is this importer enough?
     
  20. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    vB can store attachments in either the db or file system. The importer will detect which method is being used. If it's a directory then it will ask you for the path.
     
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