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Old 15 Oct 2016, 13:38
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Merging to vb sites

Would it be possible to merge 2 vb 3.8 sites using Impex? If the 2 sites have the same subforums, a lot of the same users and a lot of duplicate threads, would it merge the users with the same user ID, delete the threads with the same thread ID and merge the categories wuth the same IDs?
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Old 15 Oct 2016, 14:19
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Yes, this can be done with Impex.

Make sure you make a test site first and perform the merge before doing it on live sites.

https://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html?...rsion=30809601
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Old 15 Oct 2016, 16:36
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But will it merge the users and delete the duplicate threads?
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Old 15 Oct 2016, 17:57
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You would most likely have to do that yourself after the merge.
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Old 16 Oct 2016, 03:46
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Yes you can merge 2 vb 3.8 sites no problem
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Old 16 Oct 2016, 05:28
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You would most likely have to do that yourself after the merge.
What if there are thousands of pages of duplicate threads? The archive site was a copy of the main online site before the main site was pruned.
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Old 21 Oct 2016, 22:41
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I just need to know if it will merge the forums with the same IDs and only keep one copy of the threads with the same IDs. Will it?
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Old 22 Oct 2016, 02:07
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No, it wont.

It will merge the two databases into one new one, you will have all the forums and threads from both, the only thing it will combine is users, based on e-mail I think.

All ids will be new (threads, forums, posts, even usergroups I believe).

Its just an importer, and all you are doing is importing two databases instead of one.
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Old 23 Oct 2016, 23:49
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No, it wont.

It will merge the two databases into one new one, you will have all the forums and threads from both, the only thing it will combine is users, based on e-mail I think.

All ids will be new (threads, forums, posts, even usergroups I believe).

Its just an importer, and all you are doing is importing two databases instead of one.
Then what should be done about the duplicate threads? Is there any way to retain the IDs and delete duplicates?
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Old 24 Oct 2016, 15:30
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Then what should be done about the duplicate threads?
Whatever you want to do, but it wont be done by Impex.

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Is there any way to retain the IDs and delete duplicates?
I dont recall if there is an option to retain them if the destination is empty. You would have to remove duplicates yourself, manually.
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 08:00
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But is there any tool that would remove the thousands of duplicates?
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 12:33
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No.
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 21:04
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No.
Then how would it be done?
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 21:06
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Then how would it be done?
Manually, or coding, or having coded, a tool for your specific need.
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Old 25 Oct 2016, 21:57
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Would running "Delete Duplicate Threads" in maintenance work for this? The threads would be the same so it wouldn't hurt to try? You would be performing it on a test site anyhow.
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