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import from vbulletin3.8 keep hanging

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by xmlxp, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. xmlxp

    xmlxp Active Member

    on local machine with wamp server

    1. on my old windows vista pc i did not have this issue with versions 1.o1 and less

    2. with my new windows7 sp1 pc with latest version of wamp server i installed xenforo version 1.04 and when importing from vbulletin3.8.4 it keeps hanging but when i refresh it continue with no problems. the thing is its a large forum database and the import is expected to take long hours so i cant stay all that time near to my pc to refresh the import every time it hangs.

    is there a solution to prevent this import hang problem?

    note: in the server error log there is no errors messages
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Without any specific error messages it is hard to know what is going on.

    I would guess it is simply timing out. You can try increasing the max_execution_time in PHP. See this post:


    If it's a very large database then you might be able to improve performance by increasing the batch sizes for each import step. Edit this file:


    Search for 'limit' =>. You will find a limit defined for each import module.
  3. xmlxp

    xmlxp Active Member

    Hi jake

    nothing work from what you suggest so i swiched from internet explorer 9 to firefox 5.01 and guess what, the import did not hang any more. i would suggest to the develpment team not to let us under the mercy of brwosers and its bugs, an import package run from comand line would be much better and safe
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not everyone is capable of running scripts from command line.

    It's standard practice to use a browser to perform an import, installation or upgrade.
  5. xmlxp

    xmlxp Active Member

    Hi Borgan

    if someone cant run command line script then he can always use the browser way , an import, installation or upgrade for a large forums is a nightmare most of the times so we need that kind of command line scripts to make our job easier
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ah I see, you mean an optional method via command line, rather than replacing the current browser method.

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