Gallery Scanner

Introduction

AutoGallery SQL includes a gallery scanner which you can run at any time to check up on the galleries in your database. You can have multiple configurations of the gallery scanner, and it can be started through the control panel or by using cron.

Configuration

Before you use the gallery scanner, you will need to configure it through the control panel. Locate and click on the Gallery Scanner link in the Submitted Galleries section of the control panel menu. AutoGallery SQL will load a page where you can configure how you want the gallery scanner to run. Each of the remaining options are used to determine what happens to a gallery when it breaks the specified rule. You have 4 options of what to do with galleries that have broken a rule. Once you have everything set how you want it, press the Save button. To load or delete a previously existing configuration, select it from the drop down list and press the appropriate button.

Scanning Permanent Galleries

The scanner gives you the option to scan permanent galleries, however the scanning on permanent galleries is done a little differently than with regular submitted galleries. When scanning permanent galleries you will still have the ability to create thumbnails for them, update the TGP pages when the scan is complete, send you an e-mail when the scan is complete, and check for both connection errors and broken URLs. The scanner will not check the following items for permanent galleries: If you select an action other than "Ignore" for one of the above items when scanning permanent galleries, it will simply be ignored. For the other options you can only select "Ignore", "Display in report only" or "Delete gallery from database" options. The other options will have not have the affect that they describe.

Starting Through Control Panel

To start the gallery scanner through the control panel, locate and click on the Gallery Scanner link in the Submitted Galleries section of the control panel menu. At the bottom of the page you will see the Run Gallery Scanner box. Simply select the configuration that you want to run from the drop down menu, and press the Start button. A window will pop-up indicating that the gallery scanner has been started.

You may start multiple configurations at once, but if you start the same configuration of the gallery scanner that is already running, the old one will be stopped and the new one will start from the beginning.

Checking Status

To check the status of the gallery scanner, locate and click on the Gallery Scanner link in the Submitted Galleries section of the control panel menu. At the bottom of the page you will see the Run Gallery Scanner box. Simply select the configuration who's status you are interested in from the drop down menu, and press the Check Status button. A window will pop-up with information on where the gallery scanner is in it's progress.

Starting Through Cron

Please see the Cron section of the manual.