DB Migration from v14 to v16 on Windows
In this FAQ we will go over the steps of upgrading your database from version 14 of NetLD to version 16.
Here is the simple move procedure, all of your data will be retained.
Please read all of the steps before starting the process to ensure you understand the entire flow.
Download the version of Net Line Dancer that you wish to install:
Login as user "netld" with password "downloads".
Install and activate NLD on the new server using the downloaded installer and the activation key above.
Stop the Net LineDancer service on the newly installed and activated server. This is important.
On the existing NLD server, login as an Administrator role user (eg. admin), go to the Settings dialog, and click the "Perform System Backup Now" button on the System Backup settings sheet.
Navigate to the NLD installation directory and into the "backups" directory.
Find the most recent backup subdirectory, probably having a name like "backup_2016-09-22", and copy that subdirectory to a USB drive or share folder that is accessible from the new server.
On the new NLD server, navigate to the NLD installation directory.
Copy the "derby" directory in the backup folder from the existing server, into the NLD installation directory of the new server; overwriting the existing derby directory that is there.
Copy the "lucene" directory in the backup folder from the existing server, into the NLD installation directory of the new server; overwriting the existing lucene directory that is there.
Start the Net LineDancer service on the newly installed and activated server. Login to verify that the inventory devices and other data are in intact.
Stop the Net LineDancer service on the retired server, but leave it installed for several days until you are confident there are no issues with the new server.
After the move has completed you may wish to consider upgrading to v16. Note that you cannot move andupgrade in a single step, meaning that you cannot simply install v16 and then copy in the v14.06 derby and lucene folders. The v16 installer needs to be executed over an installed v14.06 in order to upgrade the database properly.
Lastly, inform us when the new instance is up and running, we will alter the license above with your support period, remove the expiration, and walk you through the one-step process to update it.