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.
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.
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 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.