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If a website is using a BBS like vBulletin, for instance, and at some point is interested in switching to another BBS, how hard is this if the website wanted to keep all the members' information intact and wanted to let everyone still login using their old login names and passwords and all?
And how hard is it to migrate or switch, then have all the old posts show just as they are, or with exchanging HTML tags for minimal style code tags, with their dates and everything, in the new BBS?
Thanks for anyone taking the time to help and give advice.
In the worst case, you should be able to get some data over by reading the vBB database and putting the data in the new database. Chances are, you can find someone to do this at the new BBS site - any MySQL person could do it, but someone familiar with the new software is more likely to populate the new database correctly.