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Old 25 Jul 2011, 11:11
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thx but vb4's attachments not on vb3's attachments what will i do
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Old 27 Jul 2011, 15:19
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There is no ImpEx version to import a vB4 database yet. attachments are not only in the attachment table in vb4 - the actual data is in the filedata table which didn't exist in vB3. If you only import stuff from the attachment table, then you will be missing all the actual attachment data.
He explain verry clear or not?
You do nothing, doesn't work , same problem for me .
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Old 27 Jul 2011, 16:47
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Originally Posted by danyxxx View Post
He explain verry clear or not?
You do nothing, doesn't work , same problem for me .
I don't know what to explain. If you downgrade from vB4 to vB3, you will lose your attachments.
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Old 23 Sep 2011, 20:53
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Yes, I can confirm that this DOES NOT WORK! All attachments will be lost.

Isn't there a mod out there somewhere, perhaps paid, that can help with this?

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Old 24 Sep 2011, 20:08
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If there were enough requests I would make something to fix this, but this topic is only 3 pages long.

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Old 24 Sep 2011, 22:58
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Well take a look over at of requests there!
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Old 26 Sep 2011, 15:47
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yea...I made a thread here about downgrading...and they pointed me to this article. This just seems like to much b.s. to deal with just to downgrade.

I made the mistake to give version 4 a shot on my little private board.

"Wrong Call"

Now...I'm prolly just gonna delete the board and do a fresh 3.8 install.

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Old 26 Oct 2011, 09:08
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I just Can I switch subjects and the older version to get my messages.
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Old 22 Dec 2011, 19:32
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If attachments are stored in filesystem, does that make a difference?
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Old 16 Jan 2012, 16:11
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From reading through all the naysayers that seems to be what the author is saying by using the wording of "storing attachments in host".
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Old 06 Mar 2012, 21:41
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Hi all,

I have a query about this method of downgrading. Would appreciate assistance in this thread if someone in the know could spare 5
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Old 05 Apr 2012, 18:20
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1) I deleted my old forum
2) Installed 3.8.7 with a new mysql database
3) Uploaded IMPEX and set it up this way:

$impexconfig['beracer_forum']['server'] = 'localhost';
$impexconfig['beracer_forum']['user'] = 'beracer_forum';
$impexconfig['beracer_forum']['password'] = 'MYPASSWORD HERE';
$impexconfig['beracer_forum']['database'] = 'beracer_forum';
$impexconfig['beracer_forum']['tableprefix'] = '';

# If the system that is being imported from uses a database,
# enter the details for it here and set 'sourceexists' to true.
# If the source data is NOT stored in a database, set 'sourceexists' to false

$impexconfig['sourceexists'] = true;

# SOURCE - The source is the old forum database (where the data is coming from)

# mysql / mssql
$impexconfig['beracer_forums']['databasetype'] = 'mysql'; // mysql OR mssql
$impexconfig['beracer_forums']['server'] = 'localhost';
$impexconfig['beracer_forums']['user'] = 'beracer_forums';
$impexconfig['beracer_forums']['password'] = 'MYPASSWORD HERE';
$impexconfig['beracer_forums']['database'] = 'beracer_forums';
$impexconfig['beracer_forums']['tableprefix'] = '';

But when I try to go to IMPEX Import from the Admin Panel I get this message:

ImpEx Database error

error: Link-ID == false, connect failed


Date: Thursday 05th 2012f April 2012 01:14:07 PM

Please help, I am sure of the username / database name / password

My database name for the 4.xx forums is: beracer_forums
and the username created for that database is forums

the new database is called: beracer_forum
and the username created for that database is forum

--------------- Added 05 Apr 2012 at 18:53 ---------------

I just submitted a Support Ticket as well...

--------------- Added 05 Apr 2012 at 19:37 ---------------

This guide sucks because the instructions are not very detailed which is why I ended up here!

i will delete my entire forum and recreate it from scratch. bye bye! NEver using this guy's guides again
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