2.5 includes a script you can use to import your vBulletin Albums into vBGallery. This script is very safe - you can "undo" your import and clear out all the photos you imported (and albums) without damaging any data you may currently have in your gallery.
The script is located at: admincp/importalbums.php
And requires you to login as an admin to execute. There are two options:
1) Run importer.
2) Clear out previous import. Do this ONLY if you want to start over.
For the first run, we recommend performing a backup of your database and gallery directory just for safe keeping.
Once you've done that you can Run Importer. This will import your albums, your photos and your comments.
If you have a need to start over, you can select option #2 to clear out your previous import data and start over. (Clearing out will also remove the imported images from the image directories).
RUNNING THIS SCRIPT DOES NOT REMOVE ANY ALBUMS OR THEIR PHOTOS! NOR DOES IT TURN OFF OR OTHERWISE CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOUR ALBUM SETUP!
If you want to disable your albums, you would need to do this yourself. We do not remove any files, so any links to the original locations will still work in the forums. IMPORTANT ASSUMPTION!
There is one assumption about this import script - that your have the default Member's Categories still setup. This is a catuserid of "3" - in the importalbums.php script, we use this explicitly. If you want to put these albums into a different Member's Categories, you will need to modify the script accordingly:
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Where the "3" appears (twice) you would need the catid of the category you want to use.