May 14, 2017 in Technical Problems
If I were to create a forum section in my forums for a group or product of a partner, then we split ways in the future, is it possible to migrate that forum section to their own IPS account if they open one?
Anyone know if this is possible?
Theoretically you could (if you're hosting it on something like a dedicated server or a VPS), duplicate the entire server and use a new license key, then just delete all the old forums.
That could cause some privacy issues potentially depending on where you are.
I can imagine some crafted SQL queries that could be used to carve out the forum section (from both the topics and posts tables). You could then dump those results into new temporary tables (such as topics_moving and posts_moving)then download those tables to .sql files. Modify those SQL files such that you change the
CREATE TABLE topics_table IF NOT EXISTS
line to be
INSERT INTO topics(...)
but just make sure you change the forum id number to be correct as well... The forum section on the new site will almost certainly be different from the existing forum section.
The real trouble will be giving credit to those users who created and responded to the threads. Translating all the user IDs from the older site to the new site which would contain new user accounts would be a nightmare.
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