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    Transfer SIMS to new Server

    I am about to trash my existing 2003 SIMS Server and rebuild it as a 2008 R2. I am following the instructions under Capita KB71383. It states to use the latest ISO from the website (Spring2011) and then ;

    9. Now copy the root folder (which contains SNOVA, Options, Setups etc) taken from the old server into the new root location of the SIMS shared folder on the new server, you will be prompted asking you to over-write folders, sub-folders and files, please do so.

    Do I need everything in my Setups folder transfered across? There are patches and updates from years ago in there.

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    Quick answer... No

    The install should create a new Setups. Delete the old one. You can do this safely as an upgrade will install all the files you need.

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    @creese is correct, but I tend to rename the original setups folder before copying, just in case!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernSands View Post
    @creese is correct, but I tend to rename the original setups folder before copying, just in case!
    Cautious eh

    It's not something I think of as I have 150+ to replace it with. But good point.

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    Yeah, I am! SIMS and FMS are far better than they used to be, but I'm always wary and for the sake of a few seconds it puts my mind at rest. FMS in particular always used to be a bit of a bugger.

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    You might want the setups between the installed iso and whatever your current version is. So only if you've gone to summer. Otherwise your db wont be happy moving over.

    When i did it recently, i made a new root folder and only copied over very selectively, as there were files saved and downloaded all over the shop! Take a look at it, as i wasn't going to take the attend folder over until i realised that attendance letter templates were in there!

    A very recent thread in the past week, went over some caveats for once the transfer is done, especially if you change the name of the server. As far as i know SP1 isn't supported, though hasn't had any problems so far.
    Last edited by vikpaw; 18th July 2011 at 01:48 PM. Reason: grammar

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    Ive not gone over to Summer yet as we are a SIMS Learning Gateway hosted school so had to wait for Capita to do their bits on the SLG first. We are on Spring and the ISO is Spring.

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    Well, hope it all goes swimmingly. Let us know if you get stuck.

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    Oh my Vik, this thread takes me back!

    Can I throw in here that any site specific patches would be stored here (usually) also, and so would be missed.

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    Don't need them once installed, as you can't install a patch twice. Well, very few are able to be run more than once, so there's no need to keep them. I would keep them, but there's no point. I'm just a hoarder.

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    Good point Vik I had not considered that.

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    We often keep a copy of the setups from the old server but always start with a fresh setups based on the last Main release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobT View Post
    We often keep a copy of the setups from the old server but always start with a fresh setups based on the last Main release.
    What he said 'cause that's what I said!

    Good to see you here Mr-T!

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