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====== Jcink Forum Hosting: Frequently Asked Database Questions (FAQ) ====== ====== Jcink Forum Hosting: Frequently Asked Database Questions (FAQ) ======
 +==== What is the database format? ====
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 +You will receive a database structure based on MySQL, in plain text format (*.sql file).
==== I have a database from another host, can I transfer it to JFH? ==== ==== I have a database from another host, can I transfer it to JFH? ====
-This depends on the host in question...  
-=== InvisionFree === +The short answer at this time is: no. It is not possible at this time for you to migrate your data her from another forum service or provider. You can email us at admin@jcink.com to put in a request for your interest in converting from other software.
-It is possible for users of InvisionFree to transfer to JFH. The process is generally to register a new forum (if you don't already have a forum). Don't make any changes (that you want kept anyway) to your forum because they'll be overwritten when the database gets imported. Then contact Jcink (admin@jcink.com) and provide him with the database.  +
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-Warning - Transferring from InvisionFree does cost money. They (InvisionFree) **charge** users for each copy of the database they made. To find out how much it will cost and to acquire the database from InvisionFree you will need to submit a support ticket to them asking about back ups. Costs will range depending on the size of your forum. +
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-=== Other Software === +
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-If the platform you are looking to transfer from is none of the above, it is not possible at this time for you to migrate your data here. :( You can email us at admin@jcink.com to put in a request for your interest in converting from other software.+
==== Why can't I transfer from <Other Host> ==== ==== Why can't I transfer from <Other Host> ====
-The primary reason is that no converter for that host to Jcink Forum Hosting exists. Converters are only created based on demand. 
 +The primary reason is that no converter for that host to Jcink Forum Hosting exists. Converters are only created based on demand. A larger part of this is because in some cases, a converter is impossible to create. Access to the database structure is required to make a converter; some providers refuse to give this to their users.
==== I want to transfer to another host, can it be done? ==== ==== I want to transfer to another host, can it be done? ====
-You can get a copy of your database, however you will have to speak to the technical support for the service you desire to transfer to. **Jcink does not (and cannot) offer support for those services.** +You can get a copy of your database, however you will have to speak to the technical support for the service you desire to transfer to. **Jcink does not (and cannot) offer support for those services.** Please note this is only regarding the database, you cannot transfer our forum software itself to another provider.
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-For a heads up, if you are considering a transfer it is highly likely that you will "lose" some data in the conversion. These include specific features that are unique to our system, such as the store. Data that should not be lost will be the core: include posts, users, user groups and forums.+
==== Can I use a database from 1 Jcink forum on another? ==== ==== Can I use a database from 1 Jcink forum on another? ====
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No. No.
-Much like attempting to import a database from one forum to another, modifying a database is known to cause problems if edited improperly. (Wrong values entered, values that exceed limits, etc...) which can compromise the integrity of not only the database of that forum, but of other user's forums too. So to ensure integrity of your data, users will not be allowed to have any/all modified databases accepted. +Much like attempting to import a database from one forum to another, modifying a database is known to cause problems if edited improperly. (Wrong values entered, values that exceed limits, etc...) which can compromise the integrity of not only the database of that forum, but of other user's forums too. So to ensure integrity of your data, usersa are not allowed to have any/all modified databases accepted.
==== Why can't I upload my database by myself? ==== ==== Why can't I upload my database by myself? ====
Users cannot upload the database by themselves because enabling users to access to run database queries on their own is a security risk. Therefore, for the benefit of everyone using JFH, only we can upload a database. Users cannot upload the database by themselves because enabling users to access to run database queries on their own is a security risk. Therefore, for the benefit of everyone using JFH, only we can upload a database.
- +==== Can 2 databases be merged?  ====
-==== Can 2 Databases be merged?  ====+
No. No.
 
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