After a vBulletin import, I need fix a lot of things in the imported messages.
I need to modify, replace, or delete many old BBcode tags.
I was looking at this: Replace a string in all posts
I surely don’t want to do any mistakes since I have 1.6M posts.
Is there a way to target only 1 specific post do some tests before replacing the strings in all the posts?
I created a “test” post in my forum with a bunch of BBtags in various contexts.
How long would be a replacement of string in 1M+ posts?
If it takes a lot of time, is there a faster way? Maybe editing directly texts in the database?
Is there a way to make multiple replacements at once (for example, adding new lines before and after
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edit: would apply these modifications on raw post contents via rails, then rebake all posts would to the trick?