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Help on profile picture after importing from vbulletin

edited March 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I have a vbulletin 4.0.8 that uses a file system for its avatars and profile picture. I wanted to import my vbulletin forum to a vanilla forum..done with the importer tool, done with uploading it in my server, the users and all the posts are now there.. the only problem is the avatar not showing. I know i havent downloaded it from my vbulletin yet but where do i download it and where should i upload it in a vanilla forum? thanks so much!

Best Answer

  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    edited March 2012 Answer ✓

    It's in the comments for VanillaPorter: https://github.com/lincolnwebs/VanillaPorter/blob/master/class.vbulletin.php

    Quoting:

    1) Avatars should be moved to the filesystem prior to export if they
    are stored in the database. Copy all the avatar_* files from
    vBulletin's /customavatars folder to Vanilla's /upload/userpics.
    IMPORTANT: Make /userpics writable by the server BEFORE IMPORTING.

    2) Attachments should likewise be moved to the filesystem prior to
    export. Copy all attachments from vBulletin's attachments folder to
    Vanilla's /upload folder without changing the internal folder structure.
    IMPORTANT: Enable the FileUpload plugin BEFORE IMPORTING.

    422blueyonder

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  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Is it userpics? Not 100% on that though

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  • any thorough guide on importing from vbulletin 4 to vanilla 2?

  • 422422 Developer MVP

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  • i followed that but theres no specific instructions about userpics..

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Message @Lincoln hes the vb import guru

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  • LincLinc Detroit Admin
    edited March 2012 Answer ✓

    It's in the comments for VanillaPorter: https://github.com/lincolnwebs/VanillaPorter/blob/master/class.vbulletin.php

    Quoting:

    1) Avatars should be moved to the filesystem prior to export if they
    are stored in the database. Copy all the avatar_* files from
    vBulletin's /customavatars folder to Vanilla's /upload/userpics.
    IMPORTANT: Make /userpics writable by the server BEFORE IMPORTING.

    2) Attachments should likewise be moved to the filesystem prior to
    export. Copy all attachments from vBulletin's attachments folder to
    Vanilla's /upload folder without changing the internal folder structure.
    IMPORTANT: Enable the FileUpload plugin BEFORE IMPORTING.

    422blueyonder
  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Thanks Lincoln

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  • thanks for that reply! im going to re-import the file to vanilla after placing the avatars and attachments in the upload folder and ill post if im successful! thanks!

  • nice! it was successful! thanks linc! awesome support!

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Sweet !

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