There is a thread here with a vbag import script and list of maintenance functions to run after the import. I followed those steps exactly. Twice, at the time.
All the actual photos are assigned to the proper user. It's the albums/categories that are hosed.
I don't think the import script performed correctly because the results are inconsistent. Some of our vbgallery public categories were kept as categories, some were made albums. All public categories were created in AdminCP as categories.
The issue with public categories being converted to personal albums can be resolved with a lot of tedious work. I was just hoping there was an easier way. The issue with album ownership can be resolved as well. But even when that is done, the biggest issue is no one knows where to look for their stuff and the search functions don't seem to help.
What I'm asking specifically is this:
1. Is there an administrative way to move an album from Galleries to Albums or vice-versa. (This lets me fix it with minor effort)
2. What in the database differentiates an album that appears in Member Albums versus Member Galleries? (This lets me fix it with major effort)
3. When a user adds a personal album, how do they make it so it appears in Galleries or Albums? (This prevents it from recurring in the future)