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Basicly, let me start by saying. I'd like to transfer a vbulletin 4.0.3 forum to a MyBB forum through the merge system.

Now I was thinking, of installing a mybb on my localhost, and then perform the merge there, and if it all goes good. Upload the database onto my FTP etc with a new install of mybb. Is this possible?

Now the second thing is. I have no clue how to actually do the merge. Like no clue. There is no guide anywhere, at all. I understand, what I need to do is to install mybb, get a DB from PHPmyadmin of my vbulletin forum (?) and then put the merge folder inside the mybb folder.

And then what? What happens next? How do I actually start the merge, there is no .exe to run etc.

I would like just a simple guide on to how to actually do this. And I would love if someone could make an proper guide and sticky it, or film it etc. So people don't have to go through this as I am in the future. Maybe I'll do it once I get a hang of it hehe.

Also, I've already followed this simple guide

http://community.mybb.com/thread-141479.html

To help me not getting troubles during the merge.

That's all from me. thank you.

Regards, Toledo.
See the Merge System documentation:

http://docs.mybb.com/Running_the_Merge_System.html
Alright, that's the guide. Now I'm just wondering if it's possible to do it like I said, over localhost then upload the DB to the actual FTP.
^ yes, you can do merge on localhost server and then use the merged database on live forum
Alright, I'm paying 10 USD for whoever does this for me through teamspeak. I just tried and it was horrible. I really have no clue how to do it.

PM me with your skype.
^ it is a difficult task through remote login. one has to work directly with it. I doubt if anyone does it for 10$.
I'd suggest to relax for a day and try it again. tell us where it is stuck and this community helpers try to guide.
(09-05-2013, 04:11 PM).m. Wrote: [ -> ]^ it is a difficult task through remote login. one has to work directly with it. I doubt if anyone does it for 10$.
I'd suggest to relax for a day and try it again. tell us where it is stuck and this community helpers try to guide.

Alright, lets start with this.

"You must already have a copy of MyBB 1.6.x installed in order to run the MyBB Merge System. More information on installing MyBB can be found at Installing. "

I have no clue how to install MyBB when I already have vBulletin inside my FTP. Am I supposed to remove vbulletin? Am I just to drag the upload files and let them overwrite all my vbulletin files? etc.

I also do not have access to adding another mySQL database to phpmyadmin. Why, I have no clue. How should I do here? Should I remove the one I currently have for vB. Or should I request another one. Or should I install MyBB with my vBulletin DB?

I don't think doing the actual merge should be a problem. At least I don't hope so.

Also, I was thinking of doing on my localhost, but I cannot upload DBs over 2mbs or something like that. Which is way less than my DB is as an .rar file.
^ I prefer doing merge on the localhost server (XAMPP).
which server you are using ? you can modify localhost server settings to import large databases.

And your webhost should be having provision for at least two databases. you should be able to keep the earlier
forum as an archive (for some time) and MyBB forum as the live forum (files can be in a different folder)
(09-05-2013, 04:57 PM).m. Wrote: [ -> ]^ I prefer doing merge on the localhost server (XAMPP).
which server you are using ? you can modify localhost server settings to import large databases.

And your webhost should be having provision for at least two databases. you should be able to keep the earlier
forum as an archive (for some time) and MyBB forum as the live forum (files can be in a different folder)

Alright, I've already installed MyBB on my localhost. Using XAMPP. How do I make it accept larger DBs? And how do i do the rest from this point? I understand uploading the DB, but the files in my FTP? How do i upload them? Where?
^ if you have already installed MyBB on the local host then you have to copy merge system as a subfolder
of MyBB forum. if /forum consists of MyBB installation then /forum/merge should consist of merge system contents.

you can create a new database at localhost/phpmyadmin/ and should be able to import vBulletin database (.sql or .sql.zip format)

see importing large database if required

after importing the vBulletin database you can run the merge system by visiting its path on your browser
eg. /forum/merge