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Importing from vB 4.X

BoostN

Active member
#1
I just purchased XFMG to import albums from my old vB installation. I converted from vB 4.X to XF about 6 months ago. However, I'm just now getting a chance to import the albums.

Instead of installing my entire vb data on my XF server, I copied the "albums" folder from vb. It has a directory structure like this:

0
1
2 -- Screenshot below inside the structure
-- vbAlbumStructure.JPG
I'm not sure why I have .picture files. That might be a problem?

Now for the import, I placed the root album directory and used the archived import log as prompted by the importer.

After my first test I get this:
Albums: Imported 863 items. (6.75 seconds)
Media: Imported 0 items. (7 minutes 51.19 seconds)

I can see albums, usernames and the album descriptions, but no actual pictures in the albums..

Any ideas?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
The 1234.picture is the expected filename, but that is specific to the vB 3.x importer. You mentioned importing from 4.x, which pulls the picture from the general attachments system data.
 

BoostN

Active member
#3
I'm coming from a vB 4.x installation ( it was a 3.x at one point as well) . I'm assuming the file directory "albums" is wrong and I should point the file path location to attachments? How does the system know and attachment is actually part of an album?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
There is data in the database that indicates what files are needed. But yes, you need to point it to the (old) attachments directory.