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Importing Large Xenforo Forum


  • TomorrowsRetail
    Participant

    @tomorrowsretail

    Hi,

    I am currently converting over a fairly large Xenforo forum to bbPress.
    Something like 14,000 users – 41,000 topics – 250,000 replies.

    I managed to move everything over without much effort or problem; let it run overnight..

    The problem I’m having is running repair.

    I managed to run ALL repair functions (one at a time) except:
    [Recalculate the position of each reply]

    Is this really required? I’m 6 hours into my 3rd attempt.
    I keep having to adjust this or that, increase this or that, and raise Execution time, etc.
    Even got a white screen a few times which I assumed was a timeout.

    My server has virtually unlimited resources. It has 64gb of memory and 12 cores I believe. It is divided up into two seperate VMs. 8GB Ram for the database server and the remaining for the web server. Only using SSD drives. Only 4 wordpress sites running on server.

    I’ve read that some imports don’t require the [Recalculate the position of each reply] to be run but I don’t know if Xenforo imports require it.

    Really appreciate some insight.
    Thanks,
    Tim Ehrenkaufer – Tomorrows Retail, LLC.

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  • Wendell Harness
    Participant

    @wendellh

    Also, if the old xenForo site is still live and people are posting to it, can I re-run the import tool to have it grab the latest posts or would I want to start over? I know that I’ll probably want to start over since you’ve added new import functionality, but in the future, would it work to just run the import tool from time to time until I’m ready to shut down the old site?

    Hi,
    On the first question of the recalculation of the replies, I let somebody else reply as I’m not sure.
    For your second question, I can confirm that there is no incremental import, only a full one.
    Pascal.

    Yeah, I’m actually thinking it might be best to require the user (me) to manually move the images directory from the old site to the new site. Then, maybe just use the xenForo URL to the image to display it in the post. It “should” be safe since xenForo reduced the images based on admin settings when they were originally uploaded. Just some random thoughts from a guy not looking at import code. 😉

    I can add a “generic” that would change [ATTACH=full]872[/ATTACH] to generic URLhttps:/example.com/attachment/872, you could then manually change thehttps:/example.com/attachment/part of that to anything you want for examplehttp://surveyorconnect.com/attachments/` and have that folder on your server serve up the attachments from there?

    I’m wondering if https://bbpress.dev4press.com would actually cure some of the bbcode issues automatically.

    We actually use a pretty comprehensive BBCode library already during import it converts a huge amount of common BBCode code to native HTML for us, I think you’d find there are only a handful of custom BBCode’s not covered by this library and is why I add them manually.

    p.s. I haven’t packaged up a new release with the changes just yet, but you can always get the latest version (with the above updates) from:

    https://bbpress.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/includes/admin/converters/XenForo.php

    At the bottom of that page is a link to download the file in “original format” and that will get you the file, the link is dynamic and changes each revision so that’s why no direct link.

    Also, if the old xenForo site is still live and people are posting to it, can I re-run the import tool to have it grab the latest posts or would I want to start over? I know that I’ll probably want to start over since you’ve added new import functionality, but in the future, would it work to just run the import tool from time to time until I’m ready to shut down the old site?

    No

    I’d like to add this functionality down the road, we’ve got it partially, partially in that currently if it finished importing forums and only half way through topics then it would resume from the topics it didn’t finish then continue on to to replies.

    It literally resumes from where it left off, it never goes back to check if there are new forums, or new topics but in the future that would be a great addition.


    sc4t
    Participant

    @sc4t

    Hello! I am still looking for a solution to import in bbpress, the files attached to my forum xenforo

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