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vb3.8 file system attachments import

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by xmlxp, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. xmlxp

    xmlxp Active Member

    all my tests with xf importer were very successful on my local machine + wamp with database of 2.5 millions posts and 50,000 members. i do have attachments of 12 gigs size and i didnt include it in my tests yet becuase am sure at that time it will be very time consuming.

    now i will test attachments but i need to know some info related to the correct path to attachments folder. on my production server the path to attachments folder is:
    /home/useraccount/vbattachments

    but i am running my tests on my local machine and the path to xen folder is:
    C:\wamp\www\xfb3

    So where i should put the vbattachments folder on local machine so its path can be recognized and accepted by xen importer and run the import proccess?
     
  2. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    To do an attachments test you need to copy the attachments to your local machine, so you simply enter whatever path you choose to save them at.

    C:\wamp\www\vbattachments would probably be as good a choice as any just for testing.
     
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Just to be crystal clear, the attachments need to be on the same machine as xf. Specifically, in your case, you need a local copy. (I think you know that but for the sale of others reading this I wanted to type that).

    You could put your attachments almost anywhere on your local machine, I would be tempted to put them where Paul suggested.
     
  4. xmlxp

    xmlxp Active Member

    Thank you Paul & Dean
    for a large database the import process went very well or i might say perfectly !
     

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