Importing a large vBulletin forum – in stages?
I have a large vBulletin forum (15,000 members / 20,000 topics / 3.5m posts) and I’m hoping to move it to bbPress.
As you might expect, the conversion is proving to be a lengthy process, and I’m hoping to keep disruption and downtime for users to a minimum.
Would the following work?
Close vBulletin forum
Re-open vBulletin but close registration
Convert to bbPress local installation (which’ll take a few days)
Once conversion’s taken place, quickly export only the new vBulletin topics and posts from the last few days, then import them to bbPress
I suppose my question is whether this is something the bbPress importer will be able to make sense of: if I try to import a database that only consists of new topics and replies, plus replies to topics it’s already imported, will everything work as hoped, and will those posts be mapped to the correct users?
Thanks in advance!
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