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Can I migrate the database from one server machine to another?

When migrating your existing farmerswife to a new server copy at least the complete 'files', ‘html_templates', 'system' and 'scripts' subfolder (stored within 'lib') into the new 'Farmers WIFE Server' installation directory.

Always first perform a 'Full Backup' from the Server application, thus creating a complete backup of the 'farmerswife Server' directory (if 'Include Files Folder' setting is enabled).


For minimal down time, please follow these steps in the following order:

  1. Install the latest available version on the new server machine (recommended to install not on primary OS disk/partition).
  2. Shut down current production farmerswife on old server machine (inform everyone prior to shutting down the server).
  3. Perform a 'Full Backup' from the Server application, thus creating a complete backup of the 'farmerswife Server' directory (if 'Include Files Folder' setting is enabled).
  4. Copy the complete 'files', ‘html_templates', 'system' and 'scripts' subfolder (stored within 'lib') into the new 'farmerswife Server' installation directory on the new server.
  5. Place the new license, which you have received for the new server IP, into the "system" folder on the new server, thus replacing the old ones.
  6. Start up farmerswife on the new server. The DB will be upgraded to the above mentioned version.
  7. After the upgrade process start up the farmerswife Server again and go into Setup to make final modifications (Backups, path to Full Backup, etc.)
  8. Login with a local farmerswife Client application, to verify that farmerswife is up and running again.
  9. Modify the Client to Server connection details on each farmerswife Client application to point to the new server machines static IP. 


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