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How to migrate LabCollector to new windows PC/server?

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The below knowledgebase can help you you to migrate your LabCollector into new computer.

Follow the below steps:

1. Backup of LabCollector on Old computer

2. Installation of LabCollector on New computer

3. Recovery of the Old LabCollector in New computer

4. Opening LabCollector in New computer

1. Backup of LabCollector on Old computer

  • If you want to move your LabCollector to new computer, you need to first create a backup of the LabCollector on old computer.
  • This will help to have copy of the data in case anything goes wrong.
    *Please read the knowledgebase of how to do a backup of LabCollector.
  • You need to take into account 2 things:
    • 1. If you have subscribed for supports & upgrades of LabCollector then when you do a backup using above knowledgebase, you will get a .sql file type.
      – In this scenario you will have MySQL editor like heidi to import the data.
      – MySQL option will be present on your PC or your server, depending upon where you host LabCollector.
      – heidi sql is a software downloadable for free but you have other ones that can be used.
    • 2. If you DONT have the supports & upgrades of LabCollector then you need to perform a full backup, using Step 3 in this knowledgebase
      In this scenario you need to follow step 3.

2. Installation of LabCollector on new computer

3. Recovery of the Old LabCollector in New computer

*This steps is for clients without support & upgrades.

  • Stop the server from LabCollector server Manager on your old computer.
  • You need to stop the server on the Old computer only if you want to do the backup manually.
    *Note: This is a very very important step. If you do not stop the servers, the data will be corrupted and not usable. So please be careful to follow this step.
  • If you are doing the backup using LabCollector server manager or the LabCollector instance, then it is not necessary to stop servers.
  • Go to your computer C drive
  • In the C drive you will see various folders. 

  • You need to copy data from 2 folders in OLD computer (in the pendrive/key or external hard disk). Go to

    1. Program Files (x86)\AgileBio\LabCollector\www\lab
    2. Program Files (x86)\AgileBio\LabCollector\mysql\data\lab

  • All you need to do is copy the contents in folders described above in point 1 and 2 from OLD computer and paste/replace them in NEW computer in the same file path (described in points 1 and 2 above)

4. Opening LabCollector in New computer

  • Now in the new computer you can go to server manager, activate the license.
  • To activate, you need to go to the client area and request a new license after database migration.
    *Please our knowledgebase on how to use client area.
  • TROUBLESHOOTING PHP: In case you encounter “PHP not compatible” then you need to go to the Server Manager ->Settings->Configure servers->General options
  • You  need to downgrade the PHP version to 5.640

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