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Steve F

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I am in the process of helping a site upgrade from 1.5.20 to 2.1 that is using this add-on, if the option is checked to store as attachments, Is it safe to assume there won't be any adverse effects by removing this add-on?
 

StarArmy

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I am in the process of helping a site upgrade from 1.5.20 to 2.1 that is using this add-on, if the option is checked to store as attachments, Is it safe to assume there won't be any adverse effects by removing this add-on?
Yeah. I had to leave this add-on behind when I moved to XF2 and I miss it but we've been doing fine.
 

Mick West

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I've finally got around to upgrading to XF2, and so now I'm going to have to eventually rewrite this plugin.

However, I don't want to reinvent the wheel - has anyone had luck using any other alternatives?
 

Mick West

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There are no alternatives.
What about AndyB's Convert Image [Paid]? Looks like it has been regularly updated in response to complaints about not following standards.
 

Alpha1

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Have you inspected the code quality?
Many people will not use AndyB's addons due to quality issues. While I respect that Andy provides a mass of addons (almost free) to people, I am not comfortable with using his addons for my big board. This decision is based upon my personal experience as well as the warnings from various xenforo addon developers whom I hold in high regard.

After all; the functionality causes a lot of data/database changes and potential problems are near impossible to track. As I have tens of thousands of links.
 

Nuno

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However, I don't want to reinvent the wheel - has anyone had luck using any other alternatives?
Hi Mick
Glad to ear that.

For the moment I just set proxy to cache all images.

I've tested Andy Converter for XF1.5 but I had problems with other add-ons compatibility because if the way it convert images, so I haven't used for XF2.

I would say there are no alternative.
 

Mick West

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Also, metamirror converts all file types. Not just images. This is an essential function.
No, it's just images. I was going to do linked files, but never got around to it.

For the moment I just set proxy to cache all images.
That's probably quite a reasonable way to go. As I remember years ago I tested it, and MetaMirror was a bit faster than proxied images, but I don't think that's a big issue now - I'd probaby go for just rehosting as attachments if I rewrite it.

I have a few other plugins to convert first.
 

Alpha1

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Because its a world of difference. If an upgrade changes the setting for the cache duration then everything gets deleted. The point of core image proxy is to provide a temporary cache of images.
MetaMirror moves images, documents and other files into the attachment system and saves these forever. It solves a major SEO issue with broken links that any medium to large board older than 5 years has as a handicap.
 

Kintaro

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Because its a world of difference. If an upgrade changes the setting for the cache duration then everything gets deleted. The point of core image proxy is to provide a temporary cache of images.
MetaMirror moves images, documents and other files into the attachment system and saves these forever. It solves a major SEO issue with broken links that any medium to large board older than 5 years has as a handicap.
So I really need to remember to use it before upgrading!
 

Kintaro

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Because its a world of difference. If an upgrade changes the setting for the cache duration then everything gets deleted. The point of core image proxy is to provide a temporary cache of images.
MetaMirror moves images, documents and other files into the attachment system and saves these forever. It solves a major SEO issue with broken links that any medium to large board older than 5 years has as a handicap.
Meanwhile I found this:

...but I think is always safer to self-host images.
 

Alpha1

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Meanwhile I found this:
Could be true, but I already lost all my account change logs, IP data, and a few other things along the road. Which is why I still have my old vbulletin install from 2017 just to look up old data. I still use it every few days.

I will upgrade to XF2 when there is a new metamirror for xf2. Its one of the few things left on my list. It will happen sooner or later.
 
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