Gradience Pro / Enterprise - Moving from One Standalone to Another

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You will be installing the latest iteration of version 12. At the time this article was written, the current iteration of version 12 was 12.17.0614.16, which came out on June 14, 2017. It is possible that at the time you are reading this, version 12 may have been updated again but this article has not yet been updated to reflect the new version number. The process below however, remains valid.

With respect to the multi-digit version number...

The 17 refers to the year 2017.

The 06 refers to the month of June.

The 14 refers to the day-of-the-month.

The 16 refers to the hour-of-the-day - 1600 hrs/4:00 PM EDT

IMPORTANT NOTE! Gradience version 12 is only compatible with Windows Server 2008 and 2012 and with Windows 7, 8, and 10.

 Perform a Backup at the Old Standalone Computer.

1. From within the program, click File > Maintenance > Back up Database.

2. Using the Select Directory window, navigate to where you want the backup to reside and click OK.

Download the installation file. Click here

Install Gradience on the New Standalone Computer.

When given the option, select Standalone and click Next on each screen until you click Finish. Do not bother launching the program. You now have a new, blank database file on the new computer. The name of this new database s Hrware.gdb. By default, it is located at C:\Programdata\Gradience.

Restore the Backup you Made at the Old Standalone Computer.

1. Click on your Windows Start button > All Programs or All Apps > Gradience Maintenance >  Database Monitor

Note: If you’re unable to open Database Monitor because of a corrupted database, you’ll need to rename the current HRWARE.GDB database file. Afterwards, re-install the software. This will create a new, blank database. Open the software to establish connectivity. Exit out of the software and now run Database Monitor and continue with the steps below.

2. Enter the same login and password you use for the program and when the Database Monitor opens, click on Restore > Browse.

3. When the Look in popup opens, locate the backup from the list or click the down arrow to navigate to the folder where the backup resides. All backups have a date and time stamp. 

4. Double-click the backup file and it will appear in the upper field in the Database Monitor. 


5. Click Start Restore and click Yes to the message that appears. 


6. To exit, click on File > Exit. After a momentary delay, you may get a runtime error but this is a false error.


Use the desktop shortcut to launch the program and use the login and password that you used previously.

Click here to troubleshoot connection issues.





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