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How to relocate xPortal2005 database to a new PC?
Author: Microengine Views: 10193 Created: 09-03-2015 06:07 PM 0 Rating/ Voters

This article contains steps to relocate xPortal2005 database to a new PC.

Applies To:

  • Software xPortal2005     
 Resolution Summary
 

To relocate the database to a new PC, please follow the steps below:

User may follow this steps if want to use the previous database which located at old PC.
  1. Please backup the database from the old PC before can be relocate to a new PC. 
  2. Prior to restore/ relocate database to the new PC, please install the xPortal2005 software at the new PC first.
    1. From the new database created, copy the new PC's configuration file.
    2. After that, rename the new PC's database folder and paste the old PC's database folder into current server location.
    3. Replace the old PC's configuration file with the new one.

     Resolution
     

    To relocate the database to a new PC, please follow the steps below. Please follow all steps in right order and sequence.

    Caution! Stop the xPortal software when performing this steps. Your database may corrupted if the software is still running in the midway of relocating.


    1. From Old PC's Server Location, copy the whole MicroEngine Server folder.

    2. Find the folder from the xPortal2005 folder located at your Server PC. Default Server Location:
      WindowsDefault Server Location
      Windows XP
      Windows Server 2003
      Windows Server 2003 R2
      C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MicroEngine
      Windows 7
      Windows 8
      Window 10
      Windows Server 2008
      Windows Server 2008 R2
      Windows Server 2012
      Windows Server 2012 R2
      Windows Vista
      C:\ProgramData\MicroEngine
      If you don't want to copy the transaction database, you may skip copy the Transaction folder when copy the Server folder.
    3. Please make sure the software version of new PC is similar to the old PC (refer table below), otherwise database migration is needed before you can run the software. 
    4. Do not proceed if database migration is required.

      Example:
       
      Software Version 
      (Old PC to New PC)
      Database Migration
      v1.1.0.24 to v1.1.0.25-
      v1.2.0.57 to v1.2.0.57-
      v1.3.0.55 to v1.3.0.61-
      v1.1.0.24 to v1.2.0.46Required, see 
      small Incompatible xPortal2005 v1.1 with v1.2 database, migration required
      v1.1.0.24 to v1.3.0.61Required, see 
      small Incompatible xPortal2005 v1.1/ v1.2 database with v1.3, migration required
      v1.2.0.47 to v1.3.0.61Required, see 
      small Incompatible xPortal2005 v1.1/ v1.2 database with v1.3, migration required
    5. Please make sure that the 1st and 2nd node (highlighted in red color) of the software version are similar.
    6. Please perform any database migration first (if required) before proceed to relocate the database.

    To relocate the database, follow the following steps in sequence order.


    Install xPortal2005

    1. At the New PC, install the xPortal2005 software.
    2. Run the xPortal2005 Server and initialize new database. See small How to initialize xPortal2005 database?
    3. After successfully initialized the new database, exit the software completely.

    Copy New PC's Configuration File


    1. At the New PC, find the software configuration file (XPDBSetting.cfg) from MicroEngine Server Location folder.
    2. Copy and paste it into the backup database folder (Refer small steps backup old database) at the same location.

      Eg: C:\.....\MicroEngine\xPortal2005 v1.3\Database

    3. Replace the Old PC's configuration file with the new configuration file accordingly.
      The purpose of this step is to have the configuration of new PC in order to run the old database in the new PC.

    Rename New PC's Database Folder

    1. At the New PC, rename the newly initialized xPortal2005 Server folder.

      Copy Old PC's Database Folder

    1. Copy the backup database folder. (Refer small steps backup old database)
    2. Paste into the MicroEngine Server location folder at the New PC accordingly.      
    3. The final display of Server folder will be as the following.

      You may remove the Server_1 (which is newly initialized) folder as we just need the configuration file only.
    4. Run software.
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    Comments 2
    • [brenda]: xportal2005 database backup 09-06-2016 11:07 AM #

      can i know what is the way or step to do the fingerprint database back up of xportal2005?

    • [Microengine ]: Re: xportal2005 database backup 21-06-2016 09:15 AM#

      Hi Brenda,

      To backup fingerprints database into the software, kindly refer to this article: http://www.microengine.net/kb/article/AA-00234

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