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Old 29 Apr 2015, 03:51
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Greetings.

How does one go about resetting the forums and starting from scratch but keeping the structure in place? Is it just a matter of deleting all threads and renaming topics? And attachments, are they just to be deleted?
Or is there a click option that performs the whole operation in one action?

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Old 29 Apr 2015, 07:02
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The one operation would be to re-install the database to new, but keeping the structure is the long way and requires you delete all posts manually.
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Old 29 Apr 2015, 07:07
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You can prune all threads and users very easily. Update counters when done under maintenance.
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Old 29 Apr 2015, 08:35
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Cheers all.

I will do the pruning option. Eventhough there aren't that many, deleting posts manually doesn't thrill me too much.
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Old 29 Apr 2015, 10:06
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And attachments, are they just to be deleted?
You can backup your attachments manually if required, but it will not point to any thread/user as you are about to prune the same..
While pruning threads, attachments will be cleared as well.
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Old 29 Apr 2015, 10:33
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Originally Posted by SaN-DeeP View Post
You can backup your attachments manually if required, but it will not point to any thread/user as you are about to prune the same..
While pruning threads, attachments will be cleared as well.
Yeah, no need to keep attachments if deleting the threads and posts.
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Old 29 Apr 2015, 11:46
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As above.

I want to make a completely fresh start at some point and that means wiping the whole board.

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Old 29 Apr 2015, 17:51
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a new db might help in that case.. ?
if you do not want any x info
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Old 29 Apr 2015, 18:44
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Honestly, if you want to do it cleanly, just wipe the database and start really fresh. it is not clear at all what you mean by "keeping the structure". What strucutre?
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 00:55
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A new DB. Would that not mean I lose the structure? (by structure I mean the way it is set up, permissions, promotions, all the fiddly bits, groups etc) Topics and threads will find their way back eventually but all the other things going on behind, I don't want to be setting that lot up again.
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 00:58
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If you do a full wipe and reinstall you would lose it all. If you want to keep the structure then you would need to delete all posts first then all users unless you want to keep them
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Old 30 Apr 2015, 01:50
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Originally Posted by RichieBoy67 View Post
You can prune all threads and users very easily. Update counters when done under maintenance.
This.

Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
If you do a full wipe and reinstall you would lose it all. If you want to keep the structure then you would need to delete all posts first then all users unless you want to keep them
And this.

Perhaps structure was the wrong word? How about set up?

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Old 30 Apr 2015, 02:00
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Its hard to help someone when its hard to understand them
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Old 01 May 2015, 20:37
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Its too easy to help any person requesting for technical support, in case he is able to explain his problems in easiest way a developer can understand..

Can you tell you what exactly you want to do saving structure ? *I assume you definetly want to delete all the threads/posts/users/attachments.*
1. Some complex vbulletin configuration settings you have made ?
2. You want to save all the forums.
3. Any other thing you are trying to elaborate ?
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Old 04 May 2015, 14:36
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Nothing to elaborate on thanks.

I think now I have the solution.
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