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XF 1.3 RC2: where is the cli importer!?

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by imthebest, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    With RC1 it was present at: library/XFCliImporter/addon-XFCliImporter.xml

    Have you removed it from RC2? Can I use the one that comes with 1.2.5 on 1.3 RC2?
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    There was never a built in CLI importer. You must have installed an addon.

  3. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is a CLI importer.
    It appears to be missing from the RC2 package.
    I will check with Mike.
  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    Huh, first I've heard about it.


  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The answer is the CLI importer has been removed as it has known issues and isn't supported (it never was).
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It was removed as it was unsupported, unmaintained, and has caused a number of issues in certain circumstances.
  8. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    People use it at their own risk, what's the problem? It was working perfectly fine for me. Please bring it back!

    Anyway the one that's included on 1.2.5 is the same that came with 1.3.0 RC1?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It hasn't been updated for some time.
    Use the latest version at your own risk.
  10. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Im guessing we are talking about this???
    If so that kind of stinks, as ive used it with great success in the recent past..
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, that is the standard importer.
    We're talking about the CLI importer, which is only accessible via the Command Line Interface.
  12. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    ohh good i still need the standard importer..
  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The standard importer will never be removed and it is fully supported.
    Amaury and FredC like this.
  14. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    ha last week was the first time ive ever messed with any importers short of the ones that came included in my Gallery software.. I just figured with my luck as soon as i had a need for it that it would get pulled.. Im glad thats not the case. I dont think ive ever run my forum in Dev mode for anything more then checking load times and Queries.
  15. trizz

    trizz Active Member

    why is the web based importer so slow compared to the pay-to-use CLI importer that a few of the guys contributed to?
  16. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The web-based importer is very good and is the recommended importer to use, but it is slower than the big board importer because of how it is run. The web-based importer runs as a self-refreshing web page which imports records in batches.

    The big board importer runs as a command line application using stdout (no batches or refreshes). It is also multi-threaded to better maximize your server resources. It also does incremental attachments meaning you can preload imported attachments on your first run and then only import new attachments on subsequent runs... this can save hours of downtime during the final import.
    trizz likes this.
  17. fionatony

    fionatony Member

    Hi Everyone , I am new here, and very exciting to join xenforo family .

    We have a big board, around 10 millions posts , 400k users, try to convert our forum to xenforo 1.3 from vbulletin 3.7 .

    I tested with the web-based importer, it looks like too slow : only 12% user import in 1 hour, it looks like it will take more than 24 hours for the whole import. we can not afford that kind of downtime for the site.

    I am wondering if CliImporter work with xenforo 1.3 , and any kind of paid support from xenforo for converting the forum.
  18. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    I responded to your ticket.
  19. fionatony

    fionatony Member

    thanks a lot, I try to reach out Slavik's service .
  20. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    During my tests the cli importer that comes with 1.2.5 works perfectly with 1.3, no need to buy any add-on nor service to do the migration if you have some basic skills...

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