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XF 1.1 PhpBB3 import problems

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Coolhaus, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Coolhaus

    Coolhaus Member

    I have been developing a Xenforo site locally with no problems, working with an old database just for testing purposes. I am now setting up the live site and have successfully installed Xenforo and applied some basic customisations before making a backup of the database. There is no data in the forum yet just one admin user.

    I have a live site which is currently running phpBB3 and I now wish to import this database into XenForo using the built-in convertor. I have all the correct configuration details from the working config.php file – dbname, dbuser, password, tableprefix.

    It seems that whatever I enter in the Custom Avatar Path, & Attachment Path boxes just throws up an error, saying that these directories are not found. It must be something simple but I can't figure out why it isn't working. I would be happy to skip this step but it isn't an option in the XenForo ACP.

    My current phpBB is installed in: mysite.com/forum

    I have an .htacess file in the site root that I thought might be causing some issues (it is setup to redirect the sub-directory /forum to just mysite.com) so I have temporarily set that to 'rewrite off' but it hasn't helped :(

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated!
  2. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    Are you putting in the full path to the phpBB folder directories?

    Example: /home/name/public_html/files
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  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Enter .. before the path, like so: ../phpbb/forum/attachments
  4. Coolhaus

    Coolhaus Member

    Thanks for the replies I had been trying to enter the path from the phpBB3 site root /forum/images but strangely it didn't work for me with ../ either.
    However entering the absolute full path of the server /home/name/public_html/files as suggested does work. Thanks guys!

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