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vBulletin 3.8.1 board - convert to Xenforo or just do a new board?

#1
I have a vBulletin Board version 3.8.1 - stats are Threads: 340,493, Posts: 2,747,651, Members: 37,836 , Active Members: 2,766 and database size/ stats below. I have a lot of modifications made to the site too. What are the odds that I can convert it to Xenforo without problems or database errors, or loss of data? I'm trying to decide if I should just start a new site, and slowly phase out the old one, or convert to Xenforo and hope for the best. Any ideas? Success stories? I'm sooo nervous at the idea of transferring..


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Web ServerApache (cgi-fcgi)Index Usage893.90 MBThreads to Moderate0 [View]
PHP5.3.26Attachment Usage152.68 MBPosts to Moderate0 [View]
PHP Max Post Size8.00 MBAvatar Usage3.76 MBAttachments to Moderate0 [View]
PHP Maximum Upload Size2.00 MBProfile Picture Usage4.67 MBEvents to Moderate0 [View]
PHP Memory Limit128.00 MBUnique Members Today83Messages to Moderate0 [View]
MySQL Version5.5.32-cllNew Users Today1New Threads Today35
MySQL Packet Size16.00 MBNew Posts Today204
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
There is a built in 3.8 importer.
You can see what is imported in the pre-sales FAQ in my signature.
 
#4
Oh Lord, here we go:

Addon Chat addonchat.com
Social Groups
Social Forums
iBProArcade
HZ iBProArcade Profile Awards
iBProArcade makes a thread on new highscore
Logician's Web Templates
Arrange subforum
automatic birthday thread
cafepress shop
Cyb birthday greeter
Cyb advanced forum stats
Cyb paypal donate
Display reputation comments given
vBQuiz
Extended Reputation Display
Forum Statistics
Forumwide search for unanswered threads
Gift Subscriptions
Ignore Thread
Members who have posted
Members who have visited
Mini Nav Bar
Mobile Style Options
New Reputation Comments and posts
Panic Button
Post Thank You Hack
Prevent bumping old threads
Reported post creates new thread
Search for unanswered thread by forum
Search Social Groups link on navbar
Selective Forum Filter
Separate Sticky and Regular Threads
Smilies in Quick Reply
User ban info
Usergroup Color bar
Vbulletin Blog
Vbcredits
Vbshoutbox
Welcome headers
Welcome thread

I have plugins and and some more custom things but got tired listing them..
 

borbole

Well-known member
#6
I have a vBulletin Board version 3.8.1 - stats are Threads: 340,493, Posts: 2,747,651, Members: 37,836 , Active Members: 2,766 and database size/ stats below. I have a lot of modifications made to the site too. What are the odds that I can convert it to Xenforo without problems or database errors, or loss of data? I'm trying to decide if I should just start a new site, and slowly phase out the old one, or convert to Xenforo and hope for the best. Any ideas? Success stories? I'm sooo nervous at the idea of transferring..


erver TypeLinuxData Usage2.39 GBUsers to Moderate0 [View]
Web ServerApache (cgi-fcgi)Index Usage893.90 MBThreads to Moderate0 [View]
PHP5.3.26Attachment Usage152.68 MBPosts to Moderate0 [View]
PHP Max Post Size8.00 MBAvatar Usage3.76 MBAttachments to Moderate0 [View]
PHP Maximum Upload Size2.00 MBProfile Picture Usage4.67 MBEvents to Moderate0 [View]
PHP Memory Limit128.00 MBUnique Members Today83Messages to Moderate0 [View]
MySQL Version5.5.32-cllNew Users Today1New Threads Today35
MySQL Packet Size16.00 MBNew Posts Today204
You have quite a lot of content. It would be a shame imho to loose them. Why don''t you try the conversion first? There have been quite a lot of big vb forums that have converted to xenforo without any issues.

Also there is no need to be stressed out. The conversion itself will not cause any loss of data what so ever in the source forum. But should you decide to start a new site then make a thorough backup of the database and forum files too of your vb forum before you ditch it.

And welcome to xenforo btw :)
 

FredC

Well-known member
#7
Dump those plugins and offer new and modern features.. XenForo offers most if their vB equivalents. But since the XF software is built on modern architecture most plugins are much more dynamic..

There is nothing to fear XenForo is here!!!!!
 

0ptima

Well-known member
#8
@jilly You should spend some time looking at all the addons here http://xenforo.com/community/resources/

Here are some XenForo equivalents that I know of

Social Groups (there is an importer too)
Social Forums (believe there is a similar addon)
Logician's Web Templates (Take a look at this core feature)
Ignore Thread (more than one addon)
Members who have visited
Mini Nav Bar (Template modification?)
Mobile Style Options (Core feature)
Reported post creates new thread (Core feature)
Separate Sticky and Regular Threads (template modification)
Smilies in Quick Reply (Core feature)
Usergroup Color bar (Core feature)
Vbulletin Blog (There are at least two)
Welcome headers (core feature)
 

Dakis

Well-known member
#9
Hundreds , if not thousands, of forums have converted from vbulletin so you shouldn't have any concerns about that. The basic data (members/forums/threads/etc) all gets converted easily so you shouldn't lose any basic data during the transfer.