Photopost Documentation -Upgrades/Migration
Is there some documentation I'm missing somewhere?
I'm finding the documentation on Photopost is really lacking when it comes to subject of upgrades or moving databases/servers/forum integration.
I've done some complicated migrations from UBB to vB involving merging seperate existing databases into a single new database and it has been a snap compared to just getting photopost migrated or functioning halfway correctly with vb Integration.
I'm finding that there is pretty much 0 documentation when it comes to this especially when it comes to migrating databases for doing test upgrades.
I never did get an answer or solution here: http://www.photopost.com/forum/photopost-pro-installation-upgrades/123295-migrating-ubbthreads-vbulletin-questions.html and I'm almost ready to give up on Photopost altogether.
Your post was answered that I see.
Upgrade instructions are clearly outlined in the documentation of the download. You where told you may install a test copy for development purposes.
If you have questions about ubb to vbulletin import I would suggest you post on the vbulletin support site as that is not something we would answer here.
From a Photopost support perspective I will respond with this information again as I stated that there are steps that need to be done if you switch an integration and many threads here have this info.
1. Do your forum stuff that has nothing to do with our product imports etc
2. Edit the settings table of Photopost settings 41,83,171-173 and set to the proper integration type forum mysql table prefix and cookie settings.
3. Edit your config-inc.php file of Photopost and enter in user database the proper vbulletin mysql info and the proper vbulletin license in the $vblicense variable line.
4. In your usergroups table of Photopost delete all entries except Administrators where that one you want to edit it and change the groupid from 2 to 6
You should then be able to login with your vbulletin admin and import usergroups and set the enhanced vb3 integration stuff ;) As the other thread clearly states after you do all this there is a 3rd party script I linked you need to run to realign userid's
What I was asking in the other thread from the beginning was about migrating data between two different photopost installs. All your directions related to migrating the live board which did not allow me to do any testing at all.
I have no problems in doing the UBB to vB stuff, that has worked without a hitch. It is the Photopost migration that has caused all the headaches.
So if you look back to the other thread the question I originally asked and doesn't appear to have ever been answered is migrating Photopost data between two different installs. The old install being 4.6.6 and the new install running the latest version, not just blindly upgrading a live install.
You need to clone your install just like any other product if your trying to do data on secondary installs another wards just like you did ubb to vb you move everything from the old site to the new site and change the urls and settings and config settings to reflect the new urls and database settings etc.
You then go about doing the upgrade and realignment.
The Photopost Tables are in the same database with the UBB data but with a different table prefix. Do you use the vB Impex scripts to import the database data out of the old UBB database? Or is the Photopost Impex scripts purely for going from a Standalone Photopost install to a vB integrated photopost install?
The Photopost data directory file structure is different in the latest version. The old system only has a single directory under data as 500. All the files are in that one directory. I notice in the new version the file structure has changed quite a bit in the data directory. Do I just ignore all the other folders and dump all the files right into the single directory? Do I need to delete the other directories?
I think your confused what is vb and what is photopost here at this point. We dont have an impex script nor is anything your doing with Photopost have to do with that script. If your trying to setup a test copy of Photopost if your dont want to upgrade the existing site you need to do so manually.
You must follow the documented instructions with our package for upgrading a Photopost install from 4.66 to 5.3. An Upgrade means you upgrade an existing functioning Photopost Install and the documentation outlines the steps. Yes the file structure changed with Photopost 5 series.
You need to run the upgrade on a working Photopost 4.66. Whether it is the primary one or a secondary one I leave up to you. You do not delete files or directories. Just follow the upgrade instructions to upgrade your Photopost.
Once you upgrade you can go about the switching integration stuff that has been discussed.
I understand that the Impex script is part of vB, but given that it is the script for importing Photopost information of some sort into vB, this seems the reasonable place to ask about it in the context of the other questions in setting up photopost.
I understand now that it sounds impossible to migrate the data without performing an upgrade first, so I have to clone an entire instance of the UBB/Photopost system to do this.
The Vbulletin Impex script has nothing to do with Photopost Information at all. This is where I think alot of the confusion lies. Your Photopost Information is in Photopost Tables. Impex is a script written by Jelsoft, Inc used for Importing Forum Data from over 80 forums into Jelsoft's vBulletin Forum Product. The script only concerns the steps necessary with importing UBB to vBulletin.
Your not going to migrate anything Photopost with Impex. The only thing you need to worry about with Photopost here is you need to upgrade your Photopst to the latest. After that you then take the documented steps I have outlined which have been noted in many threads on how to switch an integration since you have now changed to vbulletin. The whole upgrade process and switch integration steps should take you no more than 30 minutes.
Understood. Given that there is a Photopost Impex script in vB, when/what would someone use that for? Importing a standalone Photopost install to be integrated with vB?
Photopost Impex script in VB did not know they even had that. Yes that just imports the photopost users into vbulletin users table period.
After several hours of grief I've gotten an upgraded version of Photopost on a shadow copy of the original UBB site. I've migrated all that into vB and have the vB integration working for the most part, styles are completely out of whack...
However when I try running the import.php for the userid's it never works.
I put the import.php script into the photopost directory and when I run the import.php in the browser I just it churning away on a blank page forever with this in the address bar: http://forums.highend.com/photopost/...pdate_comments
I spins forever and never presents anything on the screen.
You can open that file and try upping the php memory for the script if this is a large site.
I cant see your site but if your style is not right make sure in your vbulletin admin for styles if this is a custom style any paths to images are full urls not relative urls so Photopost knows where these images are.
You can try running the import script from here now if you want to see what it is doing.
It just spins re-opening the page forever not actually displaying anything. It isn't a big site at all but I bumped the memory way up.
I really wonder about this setting being 0 though...
what is your phpinfo link?
You can PM me admin login urls ftp info etc and when I get a moment I will look at it
FYI...I sent the info in PM last night....let me know if you have a problem accessing it.
script seems to have ran and your install looks fine. I noticed you did not have forumstyle turned on so I corrected that for you
The import.php script never seemed to run for me. It certainly never displayed anything in the webpage I was running it in.
Looking at the forums now it appears UserID's are still incorrect as comments are attributed to the wrong people.
Correct Old forum
Incorrect New forum
Where is the forum style setting at so I will know about that one?
well this is what I see
Username tulio and all the images in his gallery are tulio which tells me something ran. All galleries sorted by username appear to have the proper photos underneath them
I cant see that other site to see what you mean
style setting on off is in Admin => Forum Settings and as stated I turned it on.
Sorry about that. I changed permissions on our live site so guests can view photos/comments now. You should be able to see the difference here now:
Correct Old forum
Incorrect New forum
Looks fine to me every user matches in order except fallon on the new install and thats because fallon is a user you deleted and does not exist in vbulletin.
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