On the old server, the doc storage would be stored somewhere like C:\DOCSTORAGE\<OLDSERVERNAME>\SIMS2008\SIMS
Originally Posted by Koldov
Once copied to the new server, the <OLDSERVERNAME> needs changing to the new server name.
Unless you know exactly whats current and are happy to sort it out, I would copy the complete folder. Better to be safe than sorry.
2) copy Sims folder from old server to new sims folder on server
Do I have to do the whole folder (S:\ drive) for historical purposes? As this SIMS server has been running for years and has so much cr*p in it from installs and updates and I would have liked a clean fresh folder structure. There are SIMS folders, inside SIMS folders, inside SIMS$ folders and it's really messy.
Yes, run SIMSINST.EXE from the setups option and choose "This device will be a SIMS server.
3) install sims on server,
This will kill you I know, but I am choosing SIMS SERVER in the setup options right? It's just that some work I had to do recently on data collection for the LEA required me to log in on the server as a client...
The SIMS.INI is in the Windows directory on every SIMS/FMS workstation. If the entry in the SIMS.INI file for the Setups folder location points to the old servers UAC path (\\<SERVERNAME>\SIMSAREA$\SIMS\SETUPS) rather than the mapped drive (S:\SIMS\SETUPS), you'll need to update this on every workstation.
4) change Sims.ini files to reflect new sims server
This is the Sims.ini in the Sims folder on the server?
Then just run FMS setup, detach on old server, copy across FMS database MDF and LDF files found in d:programfiles\sql….data to new server?
Thanks in advance.
FMS is almost the same. Detach the DB, copy across, attach to the new SQL instance on the new server, install the FMS client on the server and test. If you point FMS directly to the server than a redirect, you will need to manually update the FMSConnect.ini files on all of your FMS workstations.