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exporting forum and importing into another

is it possible to export from one forum and import into another , all data ?

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  • looking everywhere in admin and there is NO mention of exporting ,only importing... how can one import without being able to export...

  • Dr_SommerDr_Sommer Dr. of tender Programing ;) ✭✭
    edited July 2015

    You ned to post more details... what forum do you wish to export?
    Also look at the Vanilla Porter... I think thats what U R looking for... :+1:

  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... Moderator

    @audioshop

    Please give more details about what you want to do.

    Porter is for if you are coming from a different forum software.

    You should not user Porter if you are moving one Vanilla installation to another server.

  • i have only different vanilla forums on different domains..

    eg : 1.com , 2.com , 3.com

    I want to copy all threads/posts from 1.com to 2.com

    I was thinking I could copy a particular folder in FTP from 1 to the other ..?

    if so , what folder in FTP shall i copy ?

    I'm not overly tech savvy.

  • do not export.

    make an sql dump.

    why would you copy threads? Duplication is not good SEO, unless it is minor stuff.

    grep is your friend.

  • Dr_SommerDr_Sommer Dr. of tender Programing ;) ✭✭

    @Audioshop:
    The Data of your Forum is stored in a Database, mostly in a MySQL Database.
    Use phpMyAdmin to easily copy your Database. then you have to copy your existing forum files to another Folder and adjust the database settings in the config.php of the new forum!

    Thats basically what you need to do to make a copy...more or less.... :lol:
    Be sure to make a Backup of EVERYTHING!!

  • In case you really want to merge 2 boards, take a look at the ForumMerge plugin https://github.com/vanilla/addons/tree/master/plugins/ForumMerge

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