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    I have alot of attachments under IPB, roughly 1gb in size.
    During the import process from IPB 1.3 > vB for attachments, I end up receiving errors for mysql.

    I'm unable to view the error because my browser window freezes up.
    Here's the screenshot.

    Is there anyway to fix this issue?
    It always happens when Impex tries to import From : 3200 :: To : 3300.

    Is there a way for vb to not import the files into the db, but use them externally?
    Last edited by binchaud; Mon 11 Jul '05, 4:44pm.

  • #2
    We'd really need to see what the actual error is.


    • #3
      Updated the image:

      There's no way for me to scroll, the entire thing freezes.
      I've tried over 20 times on 2 different computers.

      Its as if its trying to write out the attached file like when you open it in notepad.


      • #4
        I'm going to take a random guess at larger than max_allowed packet..

        You might want to consider restarting the import, and storing attachments in the file system instead, which should help you avoid that error.


        • #5
          'Cannot find server'

          What are the last few lines of this error message?
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          • #6
            I have restarted it several times.
            I still get the same error between 3200 and 3300.

            How do I store the attachments in the filesystem?


            • #7
              I can't see the last few lines as it freezes before I get to it.

              Is there a way for vb to not import the files into the db, but use them externally?
              Like IPB?
              Last edited by binchaud; Mon 11 Jul '05, 5:08pm.


              • #8
                Yes, ImpEx will store the files how ever vBulletin is configured.

                Set up the board to store them on the local file system, then run that module.
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