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vb5 Importer?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by tonmo, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    I really tried. I know I'm very late to the party... As time goes on I imagine a vb5 importer would make more and more sense for xenforo. What is the current take on this? Anything exist, or in the works? Hoping yes......
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is currently no vB5 importer, neither official nor third party.
  3. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

  4. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    ...not going to give up though... I'll report back on this thread when I make something work.
  5. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    any chance you can provide people here with sample data (not real data) so some of us could hack an importer on our spare time?
  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I wonder if vB5 to vB4 to XF might be the easiest route ?
  7. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    I'm open to a vb5 > vb4 > XF migration path, but I saw one thread that says downgrading is absolutely not possible (perhaps for this reason). Others may have figured that out, though.

    I'm not sure what kind of sample data would be OK to share online; but I'd welcome any support.
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Yea. I read that one as well.
  9. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    I think I have my old vb4 database... I upgraded to vb5 in June, I believe. I guess I could import the old sql into an instance of vb4, then try to convert? I will miss a few months of posts which would stink, but my site is 10 years old, it may be worth the hit. Will give that some thought and open to other viable ideas, here or privately.
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Maybe @Jake Bunce could help.
    He probably won't be cheap !
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  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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  12. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    Thanks boss! There is hope!
  13. Andrej

    Andrej Well-Known Member

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  14. Digital Jedi

    Digital Jedi Well-Known Member

    I don't think vB 5 to 4 is possible, short of a third party service like the one' mentioned. But I have heard of migration to one of the free boards and then to xF. But just anecdotally at this point.
  15. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    Agree, downgrading from vb5 to vb4 is not supported by vb, so it would be a third-party job in any case. I'm fairly determined, so will let you all know the path I take here in this thread. Thanks!
  16. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    All, I'm happy to share that @Claudio, along with my staff member @DWhatley, successfully migrated off the terrible vb5 platform and onto Xenforo. It wasn't easy and took some creativity, but we got it done, and my site is better than ever. Worth the sweat. Thanks to Claudio and D for the faith and follow-through!! And thanks to all here for the support. (y)
  17. Ryan_

    Ryan_ Active Member

    Welcome to XenForo! You'll love it like the rest of us do. ;)

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