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Migratr 0.8.0 – Back in the game!

The data recovery went very well, and I was able to get all my data back without a problem!

I’ve gone through and did some proactive re-factoring of the source code, to make features a lot easier to add in the future.

Migratr 0.8.0 comes with a few new features.

* Faces.com support – Yet another photo sharing service, now supported by Migratr. Special thanks to the faces team for their help with using the API.

* Hard Drive Upload – I recently discovered that a couple of review sites had mentioned that you could upload straight from the hard drive without having imported first (ie, uploading just a folder full of photos sitting on your hard drive, with no meta-data xml file that comes with an import from another site). This wasn’t something I’d actually done, but there was so much enthusiasm over this feature that I couldn’t help but add it in.

* Error Logs – Because sometimes, even with test accounts on each service Migratr supports, I just can’t find a way to experience some of the bugs that you guys do, when there are errors uploading or downloading your photos, Migratr will create an “errors.log” file at the end of an import or an export, listing everything that went wrong. Your posting the contents of these logs will GREATLY increase how efficiently I can fix those bugs.

You guys have been really great about providing details of what you see, and constructive criticism, and I can’t thank you enough or emphasize how helpful that’s been in making Migratr a useful product for so many people. The logfile is just there to supplement your input with information about the areas of source code where things went wrong (on the occasion that they do). They’re still useless without detailed input from YOU on what OS you’re running, how much memory/hard disk space you have, what service you were using, whether you were uploading/downloading, and what exactly happened. I intentionally left everything except the error occuring out of the logs to protect user privacy- You only tell me what you want to. Still, the more you tell me, the better I can help:)

As an aside, I would especially like to thank Gillware data recovery for the fantastic job they did putting my hard drive back together. I tend to gush when I find a combination of exceptional service and an amazing price, as the two tend to be almost mutually exclusive sometimes. Data Recovery, especially, seems like an industry that prices its customers based on a “you’re panicked enough to agree to anything” business model. Gillware, however, had the lowest price I could find, no deposit, and even AFTER they recovered data, would send you a list of recovered files, and only charge you if what you needed was in that list. They did an incredible job technically, they were extremely friendly and helpful over the phone, and their pricing model was (relative to the industry) pretty cheap. Of course, backing up would have been cheaper (A problem since corrected), but in a pinch, I’d recommend them to anyone.

And on that note… Enjoy the release!

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i have troubles using migratr. it gets the pics out of flickr with no problem, but then when it tries to upload to picasa it simply crashes. can you help me? im running Windows XP

what is the id that are you using while filling out your credenials?

it is @gmail.com or simply .. try the later
also trying creating a dummy web album on picasa before you start migratr. this might help.

Thanks Alexander, your tool is great!
It should be nice to give the possibility to choose which imported images will be exported (this in case of multiple import/export).
Anyway, great job! Thanks

Just installed Migratr 0.8 on top of the previous version, and it kept showing error messages. A clean install did the trick.

Also have to authorise Migratr each time (though Flickr knows this has already happened), as pressing Import crashes.

There’s a couple of things I’d like to see in Migratr. One is a resume feature, so if there are any problems with uploads or downloads midway, this can continue when opening Migratr again. Also applies to new photos added to a site after Migratr downloaded older files previously.

And also, the filename for the downloaded photos have numbers only in them. As I’d like to have an offline backup of the photos, could they be named after the title of the photos. FlickrDown does this, but without the metadata to upload again.

This latter one is important to me, as I’m finding it hard to manage all the photos! Good to hear you have the source code again after the crash, you should always make a backup in future, even though this is something I should do!

Hi –
I found Migratr while search around for a way to move photos from PhotoSite or Snapfish to Flickr. I thought I was on to something, but I really can’t find any description of what Migratr actually is. Or what systems it runs on. Or anything about the software other than updates. Can you please post a comment answering those two questions?

Lastly, I found on your forum that you can’t support Snapfish because they don’t have an API. That’s a bummer. Any idea if there is a way around that, like another product that you’ve heard of? Many thanks!

Wait, I found it! Or some of it, at least.

You describe what Migratr is here: http://www.callingshotgun.net/about/migratr/

And link to it from your About Me page.

Just a friendly suggestion from the cheap seats – you should link to your main project in your navigation, or create a page called Projects or something. That’d be a lot easier.

I’m guessing this runs on Windows (C sharp is your language du jour). I’ll check it out at work some time. Thanks!

migratr is a great thing! and it would be even better if it could handle geotags

I can’t authenticate to smugmug successfully (yes, I’m
typing the correct credentials).
I proceed with the next step anyway, I get this in the error log:

Failed to retrieve albums: invalid API key
at Mono.SmugMug.AuthenticatedConnection.GetAlbums()
at Migratr.SmugMugPhotoService.importFromSource(String filePath)

Migratr has been crashing while trying to upload photos to Picasa Web. The downloads fro Flickr happened without any issues. Pls help. I am using Windows XP with SP2 and IE7

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