Upgrading From AutoGallery 3.0.x


This document will descibe the steps necessary to upgrade from AutoGallery 3.0.x to AutoGallery SQL 3.0.x. This upgrade process will work only for AutoGallery 3.0.x. If you are using an older version of AutoGallery, you will first need to upgrade it to 3.0.x or follow the upgrade instructions for the version you are using . The upgrade process will allow you to keep your current galleries. Your templates, however, cannot be imported, so you should allow time to customize the new templates once your upgrade is complete.

Make a Backup

The first thing you should do is a database backup from the control panel of your AutoGallery 3.0.x installation. This is covered in the AutoGallery 3.0.x software manual, so follow those steps to make a backup.

Export Your Data

Now you need to export your AutoGallery 3.0.x data into a format that AutoGallery SQL 3.0.x can understand. This is simple to do with the export utility included with AutoGallery SQL. In the utilities directory of the AutoGallery SQL distribution you will find a file named ag3.0.x.cgi. Upload that file to your server in ASCII mode to the same directory where your AutoGallery 3.0.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.

The export script has created a file in the data directory of your AutoGallery 3.0.x installation. The file is named upgrade-sql.txt. Download the upgrade-sql.txt file in ASCII.

Decision Time

At this point you need to decide if you want to install AutoGallery SQL 3.0.x 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.
Importing Your Data

Once you have your AutoGallery SQL 3.0.x installation up and working properly, you can import the AutoGallery 3.0.x data. FTP into your server and upload the upgrade-sql.txt file in ASCII mode to the data directory of your AutoGallery SQL installation. Create an empty file named empty.txt and upload that in ASCII mode to the data directory of your AutoGallery SQL installation.

Next you will need to login to your AutoGallery SQL 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 empty.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 3.0.x installation. This may take a few minutes, so allow enough time for it to complete. After enough time has elapsed, you can continue using the software as usual.

Removing AutoGallery 3.0.x

Once your data has been imported and you are sure that you no longer need the AutoGallery 3.0.x installation you can delete it from your server. Simply delete all of the AutoGallery 3.0.x files and folders. Once they have been deleted, the removal is finished.