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I've set my test IPS forum up along side my VB5 and want to do a test migration. Question I have is will the VB5 attachments and custom avatar folder be modified in anyway? I don't want to break the main site while doing my trial migration run.

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To be safe, and to follow best practices, you'll want to do all of your testing with a copy of your production site, not touching your live VB5 site or using the live server in any way.

Make a complete copy of your VB5 installation (database and files) and do your test migration with a copy, on a completely different server.

You'll want to make sure you made a copy of your VB5 database and that the credentials used to access the copy of your VB5 database are different from your production database, just to make sure there's no way possible your tests will impact your live site.

Good luck!

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14 minutes ago, Arcade King said:

I'd still like to know if the VB5 attachment/avatar folder gets modified at all during the migration.

You might want to log a support request to find out for certain, yet highly recommend you make it a non-issue by only conducting your migrations with copies as part of your plan to actually perform your go-live upgrade.

This way, should things not go as expected, you can rest assured that your existing community is unaffected until you can resolve everything.

This is how we handled our very large VB->IPS migration.

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1 hour ago, Stuart Silvester said:

The converter will only read from the paths/database credentials you provide, but @CoffeeCake does offer sound advice if you're concerned about causing issues to your live site.

That's all I needed to know thanks 🙂

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