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Moving large attachments from vBulletin

#1
Well I'm playing on a test site with my Big board. It has about 20gb of attachments, and I wanted to move them over so I could import them into xF for a true test site.

Any suggestions for moving them over? I'm guessing a wget command could help move them...but I was going to see what everyone else was doing.
 

Paul M

Well-known member
#3
The importer has to have access to them in the first place. :)

I assume from this that his test site is on another server, so he needs to copy them over for the importer to get that access.
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#4
Well, if you're expecting to do multiple test imports, setting up via rsync might be the best option. You could still move them over with a cp--or tar/gz/cp, though who knows how much transfer time you'd save with that (consider the time/space/CPU to compress as well).
 

xmlxp

Active member
#5
moving that size of file is not somthing you should worry about, the big challenge is if XF importer can handle that size of attachments or not. i have 7 gigs attachments and am just waiting for xf beta 3 release so i can start importing my vbulletin forums.
 

Robbo

Well-known member
#6
Well from what I have seen of the importer I don't see why it wouldn't be able to handle a huge amount of files. It would just take a while. It doesn't attempt to move them all at once.
 

Paul M

Well-known member
#8
Turn on debug mode and then you should get the full error.


I dont really understand why it says try again later - ive never known an error fix itself yet :)
 
#9
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    [*]XenForo_DataWriter->_save() in XenForo/DataWriter.php at line 1287
    [*]XenForo_DataWriter->save() in XenForo/Model/Import.php at line 292
    [*]XenForo_Model_Import->_importData() in XenForo/Model/Import.php at line 809
    [*]XenForo_Model_Import->importPost() in XenForo/Importer/vBulletin.php at line 1823
    [*]XenForo_Importer_vBulletin->stepThreads() in XenForo/Importer/Abstract.php at line 77
    [*]XenForo_Importer_Abstract->runStep() in XenForo/ControllerAdmin/Import.php at line 161
    [*]XenForo_ControllerAdmin_Import->_runStep() in XenForo/ControllerAdmin/Import.php at line 105
    [*]XenForo_ControllerAdmin_Import->actionImport() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 303
    [*]XenForo_FrontController->dispatch() in XenForo/FrontController.php at line 132
    [*]XenForo_FrontController->run() in /home/****/public_html/community/admin.php at line 13