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Importing phpbb3 to XF1.1.2

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Devilwillcry4you, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Devilwillcry4you

    Devilwillcry4you Active Member

    I have tried several different ways but I keep getting an error message

    • The attachments directory could not be found.
    • The avatars directory could not be found.
    The phpbb forum is not in a sub-directory so it should be
    images/avatars/upload
    files

    But I keep getting the error message.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This worked for me when I did it: ../phpbb/forum/attachments
     
  3. Devilwillcry4you

    Devilwillcry4you Active Member

    I have tried everything.
    Even an absolute paths and still getting the error message.
     
  4. Devilwillcry4you

    Devilwillcry4you Active Member

    Ok I got this to work, had to ../ before the path.
    Next question how do I rebuild the search ;)
     
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  5. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Admin CP -> Tools -> Rebuild Caches -> Rebuild Search Index
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    ;)
     
  7. Devilwillcry4you

    Devilwillcry4you Active Member

    That's how I got it (y)
     
  8. Jargon

    Jargon Member

    Apologies for the massive necro but figured it was better than starting a new thread for the same thing. Migrating from a phpbb forum hosted on a cPanel platform to XF on my own VPS and getting stuck on this import step.

    Connection to the db is fine, always trips up on the files and avatars directories. They're in the root folder of the directory, same as the OP, but changing them to:
    ../images/avatars/upload
    ../files
    does not work, nor does:
    ../public_html/images/avatars/upload etc
    or any other permutation. Is this maybe a htcaccess issue?
     
  9. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    Use the full path: /home/username/public_html/whatever/
     
  10. Jargon

    Jargon Member

    I think I know why actually, blonde moment. I'm connected via remote mySQL, there's no reason to assume it would grab my files remotely as well ;)
     
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