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Testing a new EMS release using the Test setup

See the separate article about how to setup the Test environment. On the server: Go to the servers database directory (normally  e:\emswdata) Copy yesterdays backup copy and put the word ”test” instead of OLD: emswOLD.gdb. —> emswtest.gdb  On the local computer Go to the directory c:\emswtest and start emsw.exe. Now you should be running EMS in the the test...

Setup a test environment

In order to create a test environment, please follow this guideline. Please note that the actual hard drives and directory names in the examples might be different on your computer. On the local computer: Make a full copy of your current local C:\emsw directory. Name the new directory c:\emswtest Goto the new directory emswtest Edit the file c:\emswtest\emswpriv.ini Change the line Currentdb=emsw    —>    Currentdb=emswtest  Add the setting in the section [TESTDATA]: TestSignalColour=true Save and close On the server: Go to the servers database directory (normally  e:\emswdata) Copy the current production database and add the word ”test”: emsw.gdb. —> emswtest.gdb  Goto the CommonDir on the server (normally E:\EMSw) Edit the file emswpubl.ini Add one line in the [DATABASE] section: Emswtest=<server name>:e:\emswdata\emswtest.gdb (Actually – it should look the same as the original line, except for the name of the db.) Save and close. On the local computer Go to the directory c:\emswtest and start emsw.exe. Now you should be running EMS in the the test environment with a red border at the bottom showing that you run in test mode....

How to setup EMS on Windows 7/64 in EAB.

The full document can be downloaded here: EMS-install-W7-64.docx Basics Admin rights Make sure that you have full admin rights on the client. If not – contact an administrator. User access on the server Make sure the local user has access to the CommonDir on the server. Install program (Setup.EXE) You can use any version of the install program. The version of the exe files are not important for the install process. New versions will be automatically installed when you start EMS. 1.4       Search path to the server You need to know the full name of the server and the directories where the EMS database is installed. 1.5       Existing installation In case you already have a working installation of EMSw on your old computer: make a copy of the local EMS directory (C:EMSw) on your file server. When the new install is done you can copy the directory back to the new computer at the new...

Upgrading EMS to a new release

1       Create a database copy 1.1      No users attached Make sure that no users are working in EMS. Log out from all clients. 1.2      Create a backup copy Use the CMD files that normally is used for daily backups and create a GBK file. See example of such a file below. You can request such a file from GEL in case you don´t have one on your server. Normally they are placed somewhere in the database directory on the server. The backup is normally found in the database directory. You can below see the normal difference in size between a working file and backup GBK file. 2       Download the new EMS version 2.1      ftp://EMSw@ftp.gel.se Put the address in any browser.  Download the Upgrade client. Put the Upgrade client in the local EMSw folder (i.e. C:\EMSW) then start it. Make sure no users are logged on to EMS while you do the upgrade. Start the Upgrade client. If everything is ok the button Upgrade will be active and you can click on it to start the automatic upgrade process. You can see what version you currently are using and the version of the database. This is just for your information. (In case the upgrade button is not active you might already have the proper version.  Or something else is wrong. You can then extract all files from the Upgrade file by clicking on Extract Data and choose a folder to extract to. You then need to manually copy the files to where they should be.) Then start your local EMS. You will get the question below and you should answer...