Preparation for Xenmediagallery

Hi @Chris D - I will most likely be purchasing this add on over the weekend and attempting a convert over from image gallery, VBulletin 3.8 to Xengallery to Xenmediagallery. Beside a full backup of site files and data base - any other suggestions for prepping for the switch over?

Also, is there any files (images) I can remove to free up space after the convert over that would exist from Xengallery? Is there a way to see how many images I actually have on my server? Not sure where they are kept with Xengallery.

Thanks.
 

Chris D

Xen Resources Developer
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Yeah a full site back up is important. Everything will go smoothly but it's always nice to have that peace of mind. I can't really think of any other precautions.

You should be able to delete anything left over by XenGallery. I can't remember off hand exactly where they are stored. I think it's something like data/photos.

Xen Media Gallery stores its full sizes images in internal_data/attachments, internal_data/xengallery and thumbnails are stored in data/xengallery.
 
Yeah a full site back up is important. Everything will go smoothly but it's always nice to have that peace of mind. I can't really think of any other precautions.

You should be able to delete anything left over by XenGallery. I can't remember off hand exactly where they are stored. I think it's something like data/photos.

Xen Media Gallery stores its full sizes images in internal_data/attachments, internal_data/xengallery and thumbnails are stored in data/xengallery.
So even the stored photos under the 3 folders L-M-S can be deleted? There are 1000's. Of course after the import.
 

Chris D

Xen Resources Developer
Staff member
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Yeah.

I guess one thing to be sure of: Make sure you have enough disk space. I don't delete anything from your server. But I will be copying the L version of the images so there needs to be enough room to accommodate everything you have plus a copy of those images.
 
Yeah.

I guess one thing to be sure of: Make sure you have enough disk space. I don't delete anything from your server. But I will be copying the L version of the images so there needs to be enough room to accommodate everything you have plus a copy of those images.
My disc space is unlimited (so they say) will verify with host first.
 

Chris D

Xen Resources Developer
Staff member
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Yeah likes and comments will import over from XenGallery. XMG doesn't have an album cover feature. In XenGallery do those covers live in their own album? If so they will copy over. But they will just be like any other image in any other album.
 
Yeah.

I guess one thing to be sure of: Make sure you have enough disk space. I don't delete anything from your server. But I will be copying the L version of the images so there needs to be enough room to accommodate everything you have plus a copy of those images.
Can I delete the M and S image folders before import?
 

Chris D

Xen Resources Developer
Staff member
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Actually, I just double checked.

I think you can delete the L, M and S directories. I only copy stuff from the O directory.
 
FYI - 20,000 plus images imported over from Xengallery to Xenmediagallery - so far, so good…

Edit: And wouldn't you know it- members are already starting to use it…been awhile! (y)
 
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Garamond

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Yeah likes and comments will import over from XenGallery. XMG doesn't have an album cover feature. In XenGallery do those covers live in their own album? If so they will copy over. But they will just be like any other image in any other album.
Are you planning an album cover image feature?
 
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