Due to the whole importing the database thing, we will have to make a decision very soon.
Either launch sooner with only basic functionality, and re-add gradually; or have an extended (talking 3 weeks or so) downtime and launch fully functional; or have no downtime but lose 3 weeks or so of data added to the existing site while the new one I'd being worked on.
Losing three weeks worth of data seems a real shame and three weeks of downtime is rather long... for the little that is worth, I'm hoping for option #1.
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