Migration from JG 1.5.7 to JG 2

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Step 4: Installation of migration script

Please download the migration script now (if not already done) from here and install it also via the installer of Joomla! 1.7/2.5.

After the installation please enable the offline mode of Joomla! 1.7/2.5. You can do that in the first section of global configuration of Joomla!.

Then, please go to migration manager of JoomGallery 2 (you can find it near CSS manager and maintenance manager in the menu of JoomGallery).
There, you should see a possibility for migrating JoomGallery 1.5.7 to JoomGallery 2 with a small form and a check button. This form has to be filled completely first:

Database prefix of Joomla! 1.5
Please insert here the database prefix of the old Joomla! 1.5 (e.g. jos_).

Path to Joomla! 1.5
If the old Joomla! 1.5 installation is on another server or doesn't exist anymore, please insert here a hyphen: '-'.
Otherwise, you have to enter the complete absolute path to the old Joomla! 1.5. The suggested value is the path to the current Joomla! 1.7/2.5 and has to be changed usually only marginally. For determining the correct path you should have a look on your server via FTP.

Path to original images, Path to detail images, Path to thumbnails
Here you have to specify the paths to the original, detail and thumbnail folders of the old Joomla! installation. If you entered a hyphen at Path to Joomla! 1.5 you will have to specify the complete absolute paths. Otherwise, please copy in the corresponding values from the configuration manager of the old JoomGallery 1.5.7.

Check owners
If this option is enabled there will be checked for all owners of the images and categories whether these users exist in Joomla! 1.7/2.5. If the latter isn't the case the value will be set to 0. This would be possibly later on in maintenance manager, too.
If you also migrated the users to Joomla! 1.7/2.5 should remain disabled.

Then, please click on 'Check'. With that it will be checked whether a migration is possible. If there are any problems you may have to go back to the form and correct the values.


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