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  • I have old mysql databases

    If I buy a new license. Is there any way I can upgrade old databases I have from like 3.8 series to the latest version?

    I wanted to know before I bought a license.

  • #2
    I mean install the 3.8 version I am using with a downloadable tarball. So I can upgrade it. I noticed you said your licenses come with VB4 included, but it doesn't say 3.0 series, so I was curious.

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    • #3
      You don't need to install 3.8.X to upgrade the database to a newer version. If you have a complete database backup SQL file, then you can simply restore that file into MySQL/MariaDB and then run the upgrade script for either vBulletin 4.2.5 or 5.5.1. The script will update the database as needed.

      However, with a vBulletin 5 license, you can download one copy from the 3, 4, or 5 series.
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      • #4
        Right on. I purchased a license before I got a response anyways. Sorry.

        I had a license purchased for a site that i ran a LONG time ago. The person who purchased the license disappeared a long time ago, and lucky I had backups. I found them on an old USB stick (the flash drive it was on was a 256mb, you can tell that was well over 10 years ago) wanted to view them . I know it seems silly to buy a license just to view old MySQL databases.

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