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[Solved] Vanilla 1 to 2 export/import

jrossjross New
edited February 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8
First off - I'm getting an internal server error when trying to download the latest export file:

I was mainly checking to see if I had the latest (1.3.0)?

I tried going through the process, but importing hung up, I don't have an exact error - but the comments didn't copy over properly.

GDNz_Comment has 1,321,609 records - GDN_comment has 0 records.

Looks like the original LUM_Discussion was 63,798 - GDN_zDiscussion has 62,098 - could the export not have finished properly?

Also, if I try to re-import the file - will it start from scratch or should I empty the current tables?


  • ok I tried re-importing it and received an Internal Server Error: The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    This error occurred on this step: Insert Tables 4 of 7
  • TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff

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  • ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    The porter is now located at Can you tell me where you found that old link?

    The export from Vanilla 1 will usually have a few less discussions because whispers get converted to conversations on export. As far as the timeout, it looks as though you have a pretty big amount of data to import. Sometimes you want to do this locally if you can since web hosts don't usually allow for faster data loading.

    If that fails then the only way I can see what might be wrong would be to have a look at your data. If that's okay with you then we can arrange a way of getting your export file to me.
  • Todd, I found the link:
    Upgrade Vanilla 1 to Vanilla 2 here:

    It must have to do with the size - the import file is 184 megs. Is there a setting I could tweak on the server to increase the timeout length? I have a dedicated server so I have a little more flexibility then normal webhosts - and I'm not as familiar with running this sort of thing locally.
  • jrossjross New
    edited February 2011
    after the import crapped out - I hit continue import - it doesn't go to a new page just hangs on: "Waiting for http://www.mydomain/com/vanilla/dashboard/import/go..." I can't read the full link
  • my server people increased my apache timeout and looks like I was able to import! Just having issues because I had allowed multiple accounts per one email address - but that will be for another thread. :-)
  • Thank you, I'll close this question then.

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