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What info should I grab from vBulletin before migrating?

popowich

Active member
#1
I'm trying to ask questions in a forum friendly way that might help you vs. piling them all up in a single thread.

If I should stick to a single thread please let me know.

Is there any information I should save from my vBulletin before migrating?

What types of information do people usually ask about after the fact wishing they still had easy access to it after migrating away from vBulletin?

I noted some slight color tweaks and think that I have a plan in place.

At this point I think I'm just hunting down the "gotchas" so I'm prepared.

Thanks!
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
As long as you archive the installation and don't delete it, you will always be able to refer back to it.
You can even install it on localhost if necessary (depending on the size of course).

I'm not really aware of any post-import issues such as that.

The importer will import all content listed in the FAQ, including avatars and attachments.
So nothing will be lost/unavailable.
 

popowich

Active member
#3
I received a tip that I should verify that every username has a unique email address.

For anyone who needs help figuring this out this is what I did:

> mysql -h {mysql server name} -u {mysql username} -p {vB database name} -e "select email from user" > emails.txt

(you'll get prompted for your password)

> sort emails.txt | uniq -c | less
 

tyteen4a03

Well-known member
#4
I received a tip that I should verify that every username has a unique email address.

For anyone who needs help figuring this out this is what I did:

> mysql -h {mysql server name} -u {mysql username} -p {vB database name} -e "select email from user" > emails.txt

(you'll get prompted for your password)

> sort emails.txt | uniq -c | less
If you're using vB3 or later, this would be unnecessary.