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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.

    http://img14.imgspot.com/u/05/191/18/error32213.jpg

    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.

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    • #3
      Updated the image:
      http://img14.imgspot.com/u/05/191/18/error32213.jpg

      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.

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      • #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.

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        • #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?

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            • #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.

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              • #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.
                I wrote ImpEx.

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