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XF 1.1 vBulletin 4 Attachments import

Big Dan

Active member
#1
Hi,

I noticed after importing to XF from vBulletin 4 that XenForo's attachments directory is significantly smaller than the vBulletin attachment directory. Is it save to delete the original attachment's directory or are the imported attachments being served from there?

Thanks,
Dan
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
There are two directories:

data/attachments (thumbnails)
internal_data/attachments (full-sized attachments)

Does that explain the difference in size?

It's also possible that your vB forum had some orphaned attachments which would not have been imported.
 

Big Dan

Active member
#3
There are two directories:

data/attachments (thumbnails)
internal_data/attachments (full-sized attachments)

Does that explain the difference in size?

It's also possible that your vB forum had some orphaned attachments which would not have been imported.
Thanks for the quick reply Jake. :) I didn't realize there were two directories. I'm doing the final import now (3rd one) for the production site; I'll look after everything is imported. I do know that there were quite a few oprhaned attachments due to removal of a few forums.
 

Big Dan

Active member
#4
There are two directories:

data/attachments (thumbnails)
internal_data/attachments (full-sized attachments)

Does that explain the difference in size?

It's also possible that your vB forum had some orphaned attachments which would not have been imported.
Jake, you were correct all my attachments are in /internal_data. Thanks.