Upgrading and moving the forum.. moving and upgrading the gallery...
My current forum is under vb 3.0.7 and my gallery is vba 1.0.1.
As you can imagine, I just upgraded my forum to 3.5.4, but also changed it's name and location (not the same URL and domain).
But how do I do for my gallery? I just upgrade it to the last version of Photopost vbgallery and I don't know how do I upgrade in this case.
-First, I tried to do an upgrade. Failed, because of the database (vb3_ for the prefix of the table, the upgrade is looking for a vb35_) Then, I copy my table, and just rename them to vb35_ and do an upgrade. I have a phrase problem (well, reinstalled the phrase, it's ok) and each time i click in the vbgallery group in the admincp, I have a database error (some fields in the table seem to miss).
-Then, I tried to do an Install. Impossible, already installed for the script.
-I do an uninstall and then install... but an empty gallery...
Well, my question is simple how do I correct that. Or better, how can I import the data from my old gallery to my new installed one?
If you go within your vbulletin admin you should be able to change all the url's and such for the gallery to operate under to the new settings. You can then edit your gallery_global.php file to point to the new vbulletin install and then should be able to upgrade as normal.
It wasn't a problem of multiple copy. My original gallery is currently off.
I didn't have a problem to install the new gallery, but for the upgrade, it didn't find the database, because of the database name wich isn't the same.
Then, I can move the gallery files, but then, how can it works without the informations in the -new- database?
Please, can you give me the exact step for the install/upgrade?
my original gallery have this SQL prefix vb3(_adv_gallery) and the new one vb35_
Or perhaps I only have to swap some filed/entry/database parts?
If you upgraded vbulletin all you should have to do is download vbgallery for 3.5 and run the upgrade script. If you moved the database you need to move the gallery tables to the new database along with the new vbulletin tables. The options for the gallery are within the admin section of vbgallery and you can change those to match what they should be.
It appears to me your issue involves you moving your install to a new database which 99% of people don't do upgrading vbulletin. I can not tell you what to do without knowing 100% what you did do which is outside the normal upgrade path of vbulletin.
Ok, I did what you said and everything was ok. It was something I did, but I run the first time an upgrade directly.
This time, I install first, then, replace the new database tables by the old ones and did the upgrade. No database errors.
Now, I have another problem (sorry!) :
I can't see any picture or thumbnails in my gallery, I only have the name. but if I do a right click on the image title and choose "Display image / show image" (I'm not sure of the firfox translation, I don't have an english version) then, my image is displayed (I mean, the path is good) and if I go back, then, it is displayed well in the gallery.
I can see the cause of that: I import the gallery database, but the users are still not imported from the old forum: their is no user in vb database except some test users. Do you think the problem come from here?
Or perhaps I must upgrade to PhotoPost PHP Pro to host my gallery on the main server, and then, connect to my vb database? Is it possible on two hostings?
If yes, do you do upgrade price between both? (I just renew my vba licence..)
1. Yes you can host the forum and gallery on different servers and integrate the user login authentication if the forum server allows external mysql connections.
**NOTE. You will have to login at each site since usually in this scenerio the domain name is also different.
2. You may not use the vbulletin enhanced integration if the forum is on another server since we require the server path to the vbulletin global.php file among other files all of which will not exist on the server photopost is on.