Reinstalling vB but keeping forums, posts etc?

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by Core, Oct 13, 2006.

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    Core in pounce mode Moderator

    Jun 30, 2003
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    Akaa, Finland
    I have a heavily customized vB 3.5.4 which I'd like to upgrade to 3.6.2. However doing this so that I can keep my hacks plus the customized template skin seems beyond my capability.

    What I'd like to do I guess is:
    1. Backup DB.
    2. Install vB 3.6.2 fresh.
    3. Reapply custom template skin.
    4. Import user accounts, forum structure and threads & posts.

    Is there any way to do this?
    Core, Oct 13, 2006
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    James Photojournalist

    Dec 24, 2002
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    With vB you can export the style to an XML file which is very easy, you can also import all user data, posts, threads, etc from a full backup of your forums using IMPEX which you can retreive from the member's area on
    James, Oct 13, 2006
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