Gradience Pro / Enterprise - Move Version 11 to a New Server and Repoint Version 11 Clients to the NEW database Location

To install version 11 on your new server; click here and specifically select [only] Attendance. This will create a new, blank database there. The default location is C:\ProgramData\Gradience unless you select another location. You may put the database wherever you prefer so long as you put the database file in a folder and [not] on the root of a drive.

This will also create a new ini file named Hrware.ini that will reside at C:\ProgramData\Gradience. I suggest you copy it and then paste it into a neutral location. Then open it in the neutral location and change the 4th line from the top that starts with...

SERVER=

Change what follows the equal sign from Localhost to the name of the server. Save the change and then use this altered ini file to replace the one that currently resides on each client workstation at C:\ProgramData]Gradience.

Don't put a mapped drive for the path and don't use UNC. Our software uses TCP/IP to find the data so each client will look to the named machine that is hosting the data and then to the [actual] drive letter and path to the data [as seen locally at the server].

Click here to troubleshoot connection issues.

IMPORTANT! Whether you are running version 11 or version 12; please ensure that you are running the [same iteration] of that version on [all] computers including the server. When you run different releases of [any] version on various machines that are all pointed to the same database, you will get weird, voodoo-like performance from the software and you risk corrupting the data beyond repair. Such corruption can cause functionality issues that cannot be resolved.

Tip! I highly recommend that you automate Gradience backups for the end-users. Even if the server does nightly backups, it's just way faster and simpler to restore a Gradience backup than to recover a copy of the database captured by your nightly server backups. The links below cover this.

Please click here to back up your data automatically.

Please click here to restore data that was previously backed up.

 

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