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Old 27 Jun 2008, 00:41
FlyBoy73 FlyBoy73 is offline
 
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Question Moving an individual forum into a new site (domain)?

I have a forum category (and the forums within it) that I want to split off from the main site and give its own dedicated community at a separate domain. I realize this requires another vBulletin license (etc) and that is no problem. What I would like to know is how involved is it to move all of the content (about 100k posts) into the new forum?
To take it one step further, it would be nice to also copy the active members (or all who posted in there) accounts over to the new site, though not critical.

I suppose I could copy my entire site over and then go to deleting everything besides this forum and these members but that would be a big PITA I am guessing since we have over 1,000 forums, 150k+ members and 3.7M posts total..

I'd appreciate anyone's input on this. The most important thing is moving that category's forum content to the new site rather than just start over..

Thanks,
David
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Old 27 Jun 2008, 09:56
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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Creating a full copy and cleanup would still be the best way to do this.
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Old 02 Jul 2008, 06:28
FlyBoy73 FlyBoy73 is offline
 
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How long might that take on a large forum? Aproximates, of course.

3.7M posts
150k users

Maybe 150k posts need to remain. Pruning the users is probably the larger question, or would you just keep the users?

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David
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Old 02 Jul 2008, 09:34
Marco van Herwaarden Marco van Herwaarden is offline
 
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If you do it, weeks probably.

What you prune is up to you and what you want to do with the copy forum.
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Old 02 Jul 2008, 18:16
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Oh, is that all? lol
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Old 02 Jul 2008, 18:22
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it would defiantly take some time to prune all those users

But I would do what Marco suggested.. importing the whole forum, and removing everything you don't want.
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Old 02 Jul 2008, 18:33
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Wouldn't you be able to close the forum you have now. Then make a backup. Install the new vBulletin on the new domain. Then restore the database there. Then open the new forums (as it would be closed because you closed before getting database) and delete all the other forums, sub forums, and posts that you don't want on the new forum.

Then open the old forum. Then delete the category the other forum as. That way. You will have two forums. No duplicate posts. The member database will be the same on each site. However you can delete them if you wish.

EDIT: Didn't realise someone already suggested it.
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Old 24 Jul 2013, 04:38
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Any feedback on how this went Flyboy73? I'm interested in doing this too and I'd love to know what your experience was...
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