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Importing Photopost Pro?

Discussion in 'Media Gallery Support' started by ESAD, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. ESAD

    ESAD Member

    I see a lot of folks importing PPPro. Is the importer included in the XF vb import script? I can't seem to find this importer. (I have not run the vb importer yet, but am lighning up my ducks).

    Also, do you leave the data directories after import, or does xfmg move all of the files to the database/different dir.?
     
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    There is a separate importer, you can see the XFMG importers in the screenshot at the bottom of this post:
    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/xenforo-media-gallery.86897/

    After doing the vBulletin forum import, you will be asked to archive the import log -- do this, and note the name you give to the archive log.

    Then, you run the relevant XFMG importer, and during the set up of this, you will be asked for the name of the archive log you created before.

    The importer copies all of the data, leaving all of the original data in tact. You would have to remove it yourself once it is no longer needed.
     
  3. ESAD

    ESAD Member

    Where exactly does the import move the photopost photos to?
     
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It doesn't move them. It copies them to the XF attachment system. The main image files are stored among the internal_data/attachments directories.
     
  5. ESAD

    ESAD Member

    Sorry if I'm not getting it. . . but are you saying I have to leave the original photopost data directory and images in place after the import?
     
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You just need to leave the original data in place until the import is finished. Then you would have to remove it yourself after the import has finished.
     
  7. ESAD

    ESAD Member

    Ok, then it *does* move the images to a different directory. OOps. . .NM. I see you said copy.
     
  8. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No. That's technically not correct.

    If I move something then it ceases to exist in its original location.
    If I copy something then it exists in the original location and its new location.

    The XenForo Media Gallery importer copies your PhotoPost files to a new location. After the import is finished, the files exist in the original PhotoPost location AND in the new XenForo location. After they are in the new location, you should be fine to delete them from the old location.
     
  9. ESAD

    ESAD Member

    Gotcha, yes, that's why I said OOps. . . (Can't del my posts here. . .)
     
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