Aquila Server New Install and Migration

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Migrating

Overview

If you're migrating AquilaServer from an old server, you just perform a new install of AquilaServer on the new server and enter your existing database connection settings. You then run the DB Upgrade Check which makes sure the database structure is up to date.


Details

Your current database connection settings can be found on your old server in the file `c:\program files (x86)\Evolution Healthcare Systems Limited\AquilaServer\AquilaServer.ini`

This file will contain a line similar to below:

   ConnectionString=AnyDAC?AuxDriver=MSSQL;Server=my_database_server\my_instance_name;Database=ibid_data;UserId=ibid_login;password=xyz123

The Server Name, Database Name and the User id and password are highlighted and should be entered during the new installation.

i. You may not have a User Id or Password parameter - in which case leave these fields blank during installation
ii. Your server name may not have an instance name
iii. Settings can be adjusted after installation if necessary'

Now run the AquilaServer installation the new server (below); then the Database Upgrade Check afterwards (see below).

AquilaServer Installation

• Download the AquilaServer installation from www.EvolutionHealthcareSystems.co.uk/downloads - (login is required -- please contact us for a login)

• Run the AquilaServer Installation on your server

• The installation will ask for the name of the SQL Server and Database, and for the SQL Server Login information.

AquilaServerInstallationDatabaseDetails.png

AquilaServerInstallationLoginDetails.png

If you are migrating from an old installation, enter the settings from your old server (see above).



Database Upgrade Check

If you're migrating from an old server and the version of AquilaServer is newer than you had previously, please run the "DB Upgrade Check" after installation.

This shortcut is located in the start menu in the Aquila Server group. No user input is required. Should take no more than a few minutes to complete.


Client Update

Distribute the new server URL to your users, where it can be updated on the login screen.

The new server URL will be:

   http:\\new-server-name:8099/bin


(The default port number is 8099; if you have changed this then make the changes in the above URL).

When the new installation is confirmed and working you can uninstall aquilaserver from the old server & decommission as needed.



See also Database Migration.