Migrate RSMediaGallery! from Joomla! 2.5 to 3.x

RSMediaGallery! does not include an import / export feature that would aid you in migrating the component from one website to another. The only way to transfer your data from the old website to the new one is to do so manually, by copying the image files and the database tables.

Database tables

All of RSMediaGallery!'s information is recorded in the tables listed below. You will need to back them up using a database manager like phpMyAdmin:

  • dbprefix_rsmediagallery_items
  • dbprefix_rsmediagallery_tags
  • dbprefix_rsmediagallery_thumbs


  • Make sure to update RSMediaGallery!, on both websites, to the latest revision before transferring the tables.
  • All of the settings found in Components >> RSMediaGallery! >> Options are being stored in the default Joomla! _extensions table. Since transferring the entire table is not recommended, it would be best to only transfer the information stored in the table row that contains com_rsmediagallery in the element column.
Transferring the files

The component saves all of the original files, along with every thumbnail ever created (of any resolution) under the following paths:

  • /components/com_rsmediagallery/assets/gallery/original - the original uploaded files
  • /components/com_rsmediagallery/assets/gallery/widthxheight - a separate folder for each thumbnail dimension used by the component

You will need to replicate the exact same folder structure on the Joomla! 3.x website and transfer the files to their corresponding locations.

Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5

This is done in the same manner as described above, with the only difference being that you need to first update RSMediaGallery! on the Joomla! 1.5 website to the latest revision available for Joomla! 1.5 - rev. 4.

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