HRcalendar - Move Data from a Backup Image to a New Computer

Moving HRcalendar Data to a New Computer from a Backup Image

You may follow the steps in the text below or you may print-out the one-page PDF at the bottom of these instructions.

Note: There is no need to enter a product key into the program on the new machine. Your product key resides in the original database. It will come over whether you restore a backup or opt to literally move the database.

If you imaged your old computer's hard drive or that the contents of the old computer was somehow copied you have two options...

  • OPTION ONE: Copy a backup from the [copy] of the old computer and restore it on the new computer. See steps below.
  • OPTION TWO: Copy the data from the [copy] of the old computer and paste it into a folder on the new computer.

IMPORTANT! 
If you opt to restore a backup, you must first copy the backup from the old data backup folder and paste it into the new, empty one on the new machine and restore it from there.

OPTION ONE:

Restoring Data from a previous backup:

IMPORTANT! Backups must reside in the "local" backup folder on the new computer to be restored.

IMPORTANT!
Step 1 below indicates going to the C: drive but your [copy] of the contents of the old computer may be on an external hard drive (USB or Network Share so you (may) have to substitute that location for the C: drive in step 1 below.

1. On the old computer, go to c:\Program Files\HRcalendar Software\Data Backup.

2. Copy the most recent backup.

3. On the new computer, go to c:\Program Files\HRcalendar Software\Data Backup or Program Files (x86)\HRcalendar Software\Data Backup (Windows 7)

4. Paste the copied backup into this local backup folder on the new machine.

5. From within HR Calendar click on File > Restore to get a pop-up window listing the backup that you just pasted.

6. Select the appropriate backup and click Open.

7. Reopen HRcalendar to view the restored data.

OPTION TWO:

Copy your data from the old computer and paste it into the new one.

IMPORTANT!
Step 1 below indicates going to the C: drive but your [copy] of the contents of the old computer may be on an external hard drive (USB or Network Share so you (may) have to substitute that location for the C: drive in step 1 below.

1. Open the old computer and go to C:\Program Files \ Microsoft SQL Server \ MSSQL.1\ MSSQL \ Data.

The two files that constitute the database are:

Hrcalendar.mdf

Hrcalendar_Log.LDF

Copy these two files and paste them into the same folder on the new computer

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