XF 1.5 Importing phpBB 3.1.10 failes

Abraham54

Active member
I have made a test-installation of XenForo in /public_html/xenforo

Configuring the importer gives as result:
  • The table prefix or database name is not correct.
  • The attachments directory could not be found.
  • The avatars directory could not be found.
My forum on phpBB 3.1.10 runs also in /public_html

I have used for the table prefix $table_ as wel as phpbb_ .

I even substituted the Custom Avatar Path: and Attachment Path: with public_html/
But nothing works.
Each time I get the above mentioned fault and I do not understand this at all.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
Navigate to /admin.php?tools/phpinfo and search for DOCUMENT_ROOT to get the absolute path of your XenForo installation.
From there you can determine the absolute path for your other installation.

If XenForo is installed in the root and the software to be imported is in /archive for example, the relative path would be: archive/, the absolute path would be: /home/sitename/public_html/archive/.

The table prefix you should be able to get from the phpBB config file.
 

Abraham54

Active member
Hello Brogan, for your information, Antagonist - my host - works with Direct Admin.
My phpBB forum is directly installed in public_html
To install XenForo as a testforum I created in public_html a new file, named xenforo; in this file XenForo was correctly installed.

So Piepende Computer Forum is to be reached via http://www.piepcomp.nl/index.php (phpBB 3.1.10) and
via http://www.piepcomp.nl/xenforo/index.php (XenForo)

admin.php?tools/phpinfo can not be found on the server
 

Abraham54

Active member
The import now hangs on:
  • The attachments directory could not be found.
  • The avatars directory could not be found.
So this is still incorrect: /domains/piepcomp.nl/public_html/images/avatars/upload & /domains/piepcomp.nl/public_html/files

Files is empty.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
You will have to determine the correct path.

It may be easier to copy them from the phpBB directory to the XF directory and use a relative path.
 

EQnoble

Well-known member
Put the file from this zip in the folder where phpBB is installed and then navigate to that page with your browser

Your absolute path will be displayed on that page.
 

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Abraham54

Active member
Hello Brogan, great assistance you give - now the import took off and was successfully finished.
When I go for the real migration I know now what to do.
Thanks for everything.
 
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