copy of Vault Version 2.0.1 into newest version

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copy of Vault Version 2.0.1 into newest version

Post by apepper » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:29 am

Is it possible to take a copy of old database currently running in version 2.0.1 and install the database on the most current version of vault 3.1.5. Is this possible or will be likely to lose my data. :cry:

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Post by lbauer » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:40 am

You need to upgrade your 2.0.1 database before using it with Vault 3.x, since a Vault 3.1.5 server doesn't work with a database that's not for version 3.1.5

The good news is that it's fairly easy to upgrade. If you currently have Vault 2.0.1 installed, just run the Vault 3.1.5 installer over the current installation. Or, uninstall Vault, choosing to keep the database, then reinstall. Always backup your database first. If you're restoring the database to a different machine, then uninstalling Vault and reinstalling with Vault 3.1.5 is the way to go. More info:

Upgrading From Previous Versions
It is recommended that you backup your Vault database prior to an upgrade. This can be done from either the Vault Admin tool, or the SQL Enterprise Manager tool.

To upgrade from a previous installation of Vault, simply invoke the new installer, and choose the same options that were selected when Vault was previously installed. Program files and configuration settings will be automatically updated to reflect the upgrade. Note that the server installation will not delete your database unless you explicitly tell it to.

You may also safely uninstall Vault first, and then install the upgrade. As with installation, an uninstall will not delete your database unless you explicitly tell it to.

Important: If you are upgrading from a pre 3.1 version of Vault, the server installation will take longer than normal because the database needs to be converted to a new format.

Also, the client install will upgrade client cache files to a new format if you are currently on a pre 3.1 release. This will not affect upgrade times, but also will not allow you to revert back to a pre 3.1 client without losing client state information.
Linda Bauer
Technical Support Manager