Upgrading From AutoGallery 2.0.x
This document will descibe the steps necessary to upgrade from AutoGallery 2.0.x to AutoGallery SQL 3.0.x. This upgrade process will work
only for AutoGallery 2.0.x. The upgrade process will allow you to keep your current galleries, however, your templates cannot be imported.
You should allow time to customize the new templates once your upgrade is complete.
Export Your Data
First you need to export your AutoGallery 2.0.x data into a format that AutoGallery SQL can understand. This is simple to do with the export utility included
with the 3.0.x version. In the utilities directory of the software distribution you will find a file named ag2.0.x.cgi. Upload that file to your
server in ASCII mode to the same directory where your AutoGallery 2.0.x ag.pl file is located. Set it's permissions to 755 and then bring it up in your browser.
It may take a few minutes for the data export to complete. Once it does you will see a message telling you to continue to the next step of the
The export script has created 2 files in the data directory of your AutoGallery 2.0.x installation. The first is the MySQL database export file named
upgrade-sql.txt. The second is your datafile backup named upgrade-data.txt. FTP into your server and download these two files. Download the upgrade-sql.txt
file in ASCII mode and the upgrade-data.txt file in binary mode. It is very important that you download the upgrade-data.txt file in
binary mode or it will be corrupted and will not be readable by the AutoGallery SQL installation
At this point you need to decide if you want to install AutoGallery SQL in a new directory or keep the same directory name. The benefit of installing
in a new directory is that you can keep AutoGallery running while you work with the new AutoGallery SQL installation. The benefit of keeping the
same directory name is that you will not have to change any links or bookmarks to the script.
Installing in a New Directory
Importing Your Data
If you have decided to install AutoGallery SQL in a new directory, go ahead and create that directory and do a normal installation of AutoGallery SQL as
described in the Installation section of the software manual. Do not copy any of the files from your
AutoGallery 2.0.x installation into the new directory. Once you have completed the installation, skip ahead to the Importing Your Data section of this page.
Keeping the Same Directory
If you want to keep the same directory name you will need to rename the current directory. For example, if AutoGallery 2.0.x is installed in a directory
named tgp, change the name to tgp_old. Once the directory has been renamed, create a new empty directory with the name of the original directory. Do a normal
installation of AutoGallery SQL as described in the Installation section of the software manual. Do not copy any of the
files from your AutoGallery 2.0.x installation into the new directory. Once you have completed the installation, skip ahead to the Importing Your Data
section of this page.
Once you have your 3.0.x installation up and working properly, you can import the AutoGallery 2.0.x data. FTP into your server and upload the upgrade-sql.txt
and upgrade-data.txt files to the data directory of your 3.0.x installation. Upload the upgrade-sql.txt file in ASCII mode and the upgrade-data.txt file in binary mode.
It is very important that you upload the upgrade-data.txt file in binary mode or it will be corrupted and will not be readable by the 3.0.x
Next you will need to login to your 3.0.x control panel. Locate and click on the Backup Database link in the Setup section of the control panel menu.
AutoGallery SQL will then display a page where you can enter the filenames of your data export files. In the "MySQL Backup Filename" field enter upgrade-sql.txt.
In the "Datafile Backup Filename" field enter upgrade-data.txt. Once the fields are filled in, click on the Restore button. AutoGallery SQL will read the data
files and import the data from your 2.0.x installation. This may take a few minutes, so allow enough time for it to complete. After enough time has elapsed,
you can continue begin using the software as usual.
Removing AutoGallery 2.0.x
Once your data has been imported and you are sure that you no longer need the AutoGallery 2.0.x installation you can delete it from your server. Simply
delete all of the AutoGallery 2.0.x files and folders. Once they have been deleted, the removal is finished.