importing SMF2 is stuck with error Data file directory (.../uploads/import/import) is not writable.
I am migrating SMF2 from one hosting to Vanilla latest stable on another hosting. I could easily export with the porter php file and it created a export_xxxx.txt.gz file for me.
When I try to import the export_xxxx.txt.gz file and start the import, the process starts and hangs at "Process Import File" with red bar right at top which says
Data file directory (/home/desaia/electronicsforum.in/uploads/import/import) is not writable.
I have already tried to delete the /import folder from /uploads and when I try the process again with nothing in /uploads it creates the import dir with the a xxxxx.gz file (its exact same filesize as I upload).
I also tried giving 777 or 755 permission to the import folder. but it still gets stuck with the Data file directory is not writable error as below: