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Offline Kestryll

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Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« on: March 11, 2018, 05:48:12 PM »
I run a very large forum, 1.2 million threads, 19.4 million posts and 290,000+ members.

I want to update the software to something more up to date.
Would SMF be able to handle a forum this big?
What issues would a forum of this size run in to with SMF if any?

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Re: Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 07:32:10 PM »
Not sure.
That's a massive forum alright - what's the subject matter?

The biggest SMF forum I am on has

2,460,171 Posts
117,381 Topics
9,021 members.

but I know there are numerous bigger ones out there.

No doubt someone will come along to provide an accurate answer.
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Re: Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 09:13:57 PM »
Yes I have known a couple forums with over 10 million posts
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Re: Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 01:29:02 AM »
Looking at that list that vbgamer45 posted I would say yes, Smf handles large forums with ease.
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Re: Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 01:37:58 AM »
Yes, should be doable. Mine is (only) around 3 million posts and running smoothly.
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Re: Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 06:26:03 PM »
One thing to consider is the release of 2.1 which may be in the nearby future. This would require another conversion process if you would like to use the latest version, so may be worth waiting and going straight to the latest version..?

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Re: Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 06:45:07 PM »
One thing to consider is the release of 2.1 which may be in the nearby future. This would require another conversion process if you would like to use the latest version, so may be worth waiting and going straight to the latest version..?

SMF 2.1 is not a conversion, it is an upgrade. this is a different process then converting. also we dont know how soon SMF 2.1 will have a gold release. at this point i would recommend converting to SMF 2.0.

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Re: Can SMF handle a very large vB 3.8.x forum conversion?
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 07:22:41 PM »
Fair enough, I understand. It's just that I would definitely not do the upgrade process on a live system without testing it locally. So basically just a heads up that there may be more work involved, ie, a second step in the future that may require some planning as well  :)