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Old 12 Aug 2013, 10:24
silvermerc silvermerc is offline
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Connecting vB5 to a already made DB


Im wantin to connect vBulletin 5 to a already made database with about 22,000 users, What would be the easiest way to do this? As obviously the other database is in use, so I want them to both share the database. The other database is unencrypted (Which I know it shouldnt be)

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Old 23 Aug 2013, 17:55
Vandrel Vandrel is offline
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You mean have 2 forums use the same database 100%?

That's likely not going to work so well since I believe a portion of the sql tables are calling for URL paths and I foresee issues of 2 boards submitting data at the same time and trying to access common rows in tables where data may exist already.

If you want to just have a common user login why not try going with LDAP or making a master and slave database which only contains user entries?
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Old 23 Aug 2013, 20:51
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When you mean share the same database, do you mean share the users with the other site? If so, you are going to have to write a 'bridge' to have the users shared between the two sites.
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