Migration from VBulletin 4.2

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Gromit_
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Migration from VBulletin 4.2

Post by Gromit_ » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:18 am

Hi, I just migrated from Vbulletin 4.2 to phpBB 3.0.11 (with this module : viewtopic.php?p=13252438#p13252438).
And before upgrading to the 3.2 (following this subject : viewtopic.php?f=556&t=2480631), I wanted to check something.

The migration is not complete, all the attachements files are not accessible, I get this message :
The selected attachment does not exist anymore.
On VBulletin, the attachement files are inside a folder (not the database, and I didn't succed to put the attachment files inside the database.

Viewing this I wanted to know :

* how do I tell phpBB to look for the attachement files inside the folder that VBulletin used ?
* do I do this before or after the upgrading to 3.2 ?

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Re: Migration from VBulletin 4.2

Post by janus_zonstraal » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:45 am

Look in ACP=>> postings => Attachments settings =>

Upload directory:
Storage path for attachments. Please note that if you change this directory while already having uploaded attachments you need to manually copy the files to their new location.
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!

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Re: Migration from VBulletin 4.2

Post by Gromit_ » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:49 pm

Thank you, I tried it, but I've got the same message. When I check into 'orphaned attachements', nothing appears.
I'm wondering : if I copy/past the attachements to a new folder, like you seem to suggest :
Upload directory:
Storage path for attachments. Please note that if you change this directory while already having uploaded attachments you need to manually copy the files to their new location.
Would it work ? I mean, how phpBB will link the attachement in a message to the right attachement in the new folder ?

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Re: Migration from VBulletin 4.2

Post by janus_zonstraal » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:14 pm

Of course there must be a link from your post (In de database) to the file.
Can you tell if there is a link now and where it gos's?
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!

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Re: Migration from VBulletin 4.2

Post by Gromit_ » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:15 pm

Hi, the path I put in the admin panel is : ../documents (where the attachments files are for vBulletin). Because, for now, the phpbb folder is inside the vBulletin folder. So the folder where the attachements files are at the root of vBulletin and by consequence in the parent directory of phpBB folder.

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