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5 years 3 months ago #1 by Tryweryn
Hi I have managed to up a old mysql file to a new database. A few questions....
a.) I think it was kunena 2,0 and joomla 2.5 but is the anyway to tell from the database?

b.) To transfer data from the database that i set up and have the data on...but no site, what tables do i need to copy and do i need to convert them? Sorry it is a lot to ask but it is a lot of data to loose if i dont do it?

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5 years 3 months ago #2 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic Transferring data from an old database
This is one of those what-files-do-I-need-in-trying-to-migrate/convert/salvage-data-from-an-old-Kunena-forum-and-transfer-those-things-to-a-new-site question or "How to migrate my forum?"

This question gets asked a lot on this forum. Because there is no standard answer to these questions, the Kunena team members can really only make suggestions.Generally-speaking, these kinds of operations usually take a couple of days to complete and, quite often, they are tricky.

My general answer to these questions is given in msg #4 of Copying my forum from a J! 2.0 site to a J! 3.0 site. I hope this helps.

You need more than just the database; you also need the files that were uploaded by the users of the old forum as well.

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5 years 3 months ago #3 by Tryweryn
You mean without the attachments it cant be done. As I only have the database?

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5 years 3 months ago #4 by Tryweryn
Or are attachments stored in the database?

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #5 by sozzled
Replied by sozzled on topic Transferring data from an old database
The answer to your two questions are:

1) Of course you can retrieve the contents of your old forum with, or without, any uploaded attachments. If you don't have the attachments then the migrated forum will work quite well without them; the messages will just be missing the "attached content", that's all.

2) The database stores, among other things, the text of the messages. Attached images or other attached/upladed files are not stored in the database; they are stored as files. This, therefore, means that your user avatar images will, likewise, be lost. But that should be a major headache, should it?

Does this answer your questions?
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5 years 3 months ago #6 by Tryweryn
Yes many thanks

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