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could someone recommend a piece of software that let's me make a copy of a vbulletin forum on a website?

I am a member and would like to make an offline copy... the issue I have is that is requires you to be logged in to view the pages.

Is there a piece of software that will make a local copy of the site (with attachements also) that allows me to pass the username and password info?

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A friend of mine wrote a library for scraping vB 3.7 forums. It's not feature-complete or current (3.7 is ancient) and it's not an application but it may be a starting point for somebody trying to do this. –  Jeremy Banks Feb 24 '12 at 20:55

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Make a script on the server that the VBulletin forum is on that saves all the files in a zip file and also dump the database.

Then from your local server have a script that will download that data and save the files in your local directory and update your database with correct connection information.

Have a look at Zip and also how to backup mysql data

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he seems to be a regular user, as opposed to an admin. –  Journeyman Geek Sep 28 '11 at 14:07
    
Yes, JG... it isn't my server.. I am Joe User. –  user895635 Sep 28 '11 at 15:33
    
If it isn't your server there isn't a way you can take the data then –  Sandeep Bansal Sep 28 '11 at 17:42
    
It is possible to save the data Sandeep... the issue I have having is the username/password authentication... and having to pass that information also. –  user895635 Sep 28 '11 at 18:45

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