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XF 1.4 vbulletin migrate - attachments in database or folder

Discussion in 'Installation, Upgrade, and Import Support' started by Mr Lucky, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    If I migrate a forum from vbulletin (3) do I need to first move the attachments which are currently in the database, into a folder?

  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No, from the DB is actually simpler (in terms of initial config).
  3. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member


    So does xenforo allow attachments in the database or does the migration moved them into the attachments directory?
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The original attachments are never used after they're imported. They're copied to the correct location for XF.
  5. Mr Lucky

    Mr Lucky Well-Known Member

    And if copied , as opposed to moved, are they then still in the database wasting space?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    XenForo only stores avatars and attachments in the file system.

    Wherever they currently are in your VB installation, they will remain after the import.
  7. popowich

    popowich Active Member

    It would have been nice if XenForo added the option during migrations to insert as full images instead of thumbnails.

    That's one of the few things I'm constantly fixing as I see them, along with the double spaces above bullet lists and converting those to single line spacing between the lists and regular text.

    Related FYI while you're thinking about it.
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  8. viper357

    viper357 Active Member

    @Brogan, Just to clarify, if I import attachments (stored in File system) from vb3, will all the attachments be moved/copied into a different folder in XF, so that I can then delete the vb attachments folder and it's contents?
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's correct.
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