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how easy is it to migrate from phpbb to vbulletin?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by noiprox, Jan 25, 2006.

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    in the next month i will be switching to vbulletin, and have read that its an easy process, but how easy is it really?

    anyone done this before?
    SEMrush
     
    noiprox, Jan 25, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mightyb

    mightyb Banned

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    Its really easy. You will get everything you need from VB. Read the instructions and after a few uploads and clicks you are done.
     
    mightyb, Jan 25, 2006 IP
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    l234244 Peon

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    Yeah pretty easy, just get the ImpEx download
     
    l234244, Jan 25, 2006 IP
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    petertdavis Notable Member

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    It is easy, but can be time consuming for a large forum. Just whatever you do make sure you have a clean backup of your database before you do anything.
     
    petertdavis, Jan 25, 2006 IP
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    Mayers Well-Known Member

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    It's very easy with vB's ImpEx system. If you need help there's the online doc center found on the vbulletin website. Just be sure you backup both of your database before try it.
     
    Mayers, Jan 25, 2006 IP
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    I dont mean to beat the dead horse, but as they have said, it's not too bad at all. Considering all the data that needs to be converted, the process is actually pretty amazing.
     
    GTAce, Jan 25, 2006 IP
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    By the way. Not all data will be moved. You will probably lose a few minor things but its worth it.
     
    mightyb, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    99% gets transferred. Even private messages.
     
    joeychgo, Jan 26, 2006 IP
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    thats nice to know... if things workout fine with my forum... ill buy a license at Vbulletin soon... thanks for the tips
     
    catslave, Jun 24, 2010 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    nice 4 year bump :p
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jun 25, 2010 IP
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    Which one of all popular free forums - phpBB, SMF, myBB etc will be easiest to migrate to vBulletin?
     
    viplav3, Apr 23, 2011 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    all would be the same...
    http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/main/impex
    passes may need to be reset.
     
    Brandon Sheley, Apr 23, 2011 IP
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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I have a few questions. I work for a company that has a large active forum that uses PHPBB. I find it really frustrating that SEO mods, security patches, etc break break the templates/site. I am putting together a proposal for my boss to switch to V-Bulletin. Is it really worth it? I am proposing that it is easier to update and seo friendly... any other pluses?

    Also, I can not afford to have broken links on this site. We have a ton of links to our forum on our site and others. Will all of these links be broken (404) if we switch to vBulletin? Does the import process take care of 301 redirecting these links?
     
    sk8rgui, Oct 21, 2011 IP
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    ianbl Greenhorn

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    While surfing the web for ways to migrate my forum from phpbb to vbulletin, I found migration service called CMS2CMS. This service is started to meet all the interested you’ve stated above, like fast process, transfer 100% of data and take care of 301 redirecting. It sounds nice, but I actually tried only demo migration and was wondering, if anyone used this CMS2CMS or maybe heard something about it? I mean I am not willing to pay money for service unless it is trustable one.
     
    ianbl, Nov 19, 2013 IP
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    Nice way to spam a thread and advertise silently :)
     
    Rafaweborama, Dec 18, 2013 IP