I am working on migrating a drupal 7 site to drupal 8 site that has image fields in content types, as well as some pdf files that I am trying to migrate through the Migrate UI. None of those files are in private directories. I have run the migration through the core Migrate UI many times and the content, taxonomy, redirects, alias patterns all have been coming through flawlessly. I cannot however seem to get the path right for my public files to migrate at all.
I am using Acquia Dev Desktop, which by default sets the file path for the D8 site to
/admin/config/media/file-system as they have essentially 2 paths to get to your site files. I have changed this in the settings.php to
sites/default/files which did not fix the problem. The Drupal 7 site files are on my local machine, and that site is a dev site also on Acquia dev desktop. The Drupal 7 site has the path set to
When using the full local path :
C:\Users\user\Documents\mywebsite\sites\default\files I am getting the following pattern, which makes me think that the files are not being recognized properly in the directory as I am not seeing the slashes in the path:
Source ID 1701: File '//sitesdefaultfilesschematicsimagesah-00-3.5.JPG' does not exist
sites/default/files/I am getting a double slash in the path when it shows the results
Source ID 1701: File 'sites/default/files//schematics/images/ah-00-3.5.JPG' does not exist
Here is my question. What path should I be using, and is the Migrate Drupal UI designed to get the files and move them just by setting the public path for source files, or should i be manually moving the files (copy/pasting) into the D8 directory in conjunction with setting the source file public path in the UI to properly reference them?
I would really like to sort out if it's possible to migrate my files through the UI as I am not very savy with drush.