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merge two installations of phorum

Posted by laurelwilliams 
merge two installations of phorum
September 22, 2005 08:06PM
I have two installations of phorum and would like to move all of the message boards from one into the other (so that I can remove one installation). Is there a way to do this, and what pitfalls should I look out for?
Re: merge two installations of phorum
September 22, 2005 08:31PM
you need to change all the message-ids in one of the forums, you'll need to write a script to do this.



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Re: merge two installations of phorum
September 22, 2005 08:45PM
so I'm guessing the script needs to do two things
1) copy all the contents of all the tables over
2) for the messages and private_messages tablew convert the message id's to
something which is not already in 2nd phorum installation

Are there any other tables which contain the message ids?
Are there any other potential items to check on, such as user id's
I'm guessing yes.
Re: merge two installations of phorum
September 22, 2005 09:05PM
subscribers-table, newflags-table have message-ids too, meta-data in the messsages too but that should be no problem if you use the internal api for posting messages.
yeah, if you want to merge the users too you have to make sure that both the user-ids and usernames don't clash.


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