Transferring to New Workstation

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Transferring to New Workstation

Postby DeanUser » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:14 pm

Yay, super new computer for me! How do I go about transferring DraftLogic Electrical to my new workstation without messing up my licensing or losing all my hard work in the databases?
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Re: Transferring to New Workstation

Postby forumadmin » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:29 pm

The process of getting set up on a new workstation only differs in a couple ways from a completely new installation. Here are the overall steps, contact us via phone or email if you need further detail on any of them:

Original Workstation:
1. Change active profile in AutoCAD to a non-DraftLogic Electrical profile since the DraftLogic Electrical will not have a license on this machine. You can leave it in the profile list in case you want to reactivate DraftLogic Electrical at a future date.
2. Open DraftLogic Electrical License Manager (Start > DraftLogic Electrical) and 'Remove Authorization by Internet'. This returns the license key to our server so it is available for your new system. You do not need to uninstall DraftLogic Electrical if you think there is any chance that it might need to be restored to working condition on this workstation, leaving the software installed but without a license is not an issue for us.
3. [This step only for sites where Client and Server were on the original workstation, do not do for sites that have separate DraftLogic Electrical Server] Shut all DraftLogic Electrical Libraries and AutoCAD down—these files cannot be copied or overwritten if they are in use. Copy (do not move or cut) from the donor machine all six DraftLogic Electrical database files as highlighted in the next image (three sets of LDF and MDF files preceded with DraftLogic, DL_Config, DL-Control) from 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data' to a folder you make in that folder or in a location of your selection, e.g. ‘20100521_DL_BKP’. Note if you are using a 64 bit version of Windows that your path may instead be 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data'. Copy the resultant folder of six database files to a network location or make a zip and email it to the new machine.
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Database File Locations
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4. If you are going to uninstall DraftLogic Electrical from the original workstation, don't do it yet...wait until you are certain all is up and running on the new workstation!

New Workstation:
5. Install normally, Server and Client if your site runs both on the same workstation or Client only if you have a separate DraftLogic Electrical Server.
6. Load the License Manager or trigger it by trying to load a Library and authorize the new workstation with the same License ID and Unlock Password that you were originally issued.
7. Test open one of the Libraries to ensure that the files and database are talking--the Libraries will only have your changes in them if you have a separate Server, if you run Client and Server on the same system you will see the Library content as per our default installation at this point. If you run a separate DraftLogic Electrical Server, skip to step 10.
8. [This step only for sites where Client and Server were on the original workstation, do not do for sites that have separate DraftLogic Electrical Server] Shut all DraftLogic Electrical Libraries and AutoCAD down—these files cannot be copied or overwritten if they are in use. Paste to overwrite from the donor machine all six DraftLogic Electrical database files as detailed in '3' above to 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data'. Note if you are using a 64 bit version of Windows that your path may instead be 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data'. Copy the resultant folder of six database files to a network location or make a zip and email it to the new machine.
9. [This step only for sites where Client and Server were on the original workstation, do not do for sites that have separate DraftLogic Electrical Server] Test open one of the Libraries to ensure that the files and database are talking, the contents of the Libraries should now all match what you last had on your original workstation.
10. Set up the DraftLogic Electrical profile in AutoCAD if the Profile Creator was unable to do it for you and verify that DraftLogic Electrical is working as desired in AutoCAD.
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