So, after migrating a site (using sp_upgrade), I then rearrange the images directory to a structure of my liking. Even if it's a simple move up in the folder tree.
db_replacer allows me to quickly change all [src="images/stories/] to [src="images/]
While I am at it, if I decide to rearrange or rename image folders, it is a simple src="images/old_folder/ replaced by src="images/new_folder_name/
If I needed it more frequently, like for changing affiliate links or branding, I would get the pro version in an instant. For my one-time use, it was still worth a donation.
Thanks for saving me hours of tedious work (or having to do the sql query myself)
Poof, worked. It was worth paying for.
However, one thing should be noted... this extension requires mySQLi (vs normal mySQL)
I do not know what my problem is/was with jUpgrade. It seems to work for many. The process is a little different also.
jUpgrade is installed in the 1.5 site, and then downloads, installs and migrates. SP Upgrade is installed in a fresh, empty 1.7 site, and pulls the content from the old 1.5 site.
I have a few more sites to migrate over, and I hope everyone goes as smooth as this one. (I'll also try jUpgrade on the others to see if it was just a problem with templates/extensions). If you are have trouble using the 'official' migration tool, try paying for this one and see if it works for you.