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port V11 to Alpha Anywhere + move servers

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    port V11 to Alpha Anywhere + move servers

    We recently bought Alpha anywhere and want to take our application (production) and move it across to V12. I am hoping to get some advice from those who have gone through this process. We have 2 servers, one running the V11 production application (SQL server backend) and one running the Alpha Anywhere.
    1. First of all can I install V12 without affecting my V11 development environment on my local machine
    2. If i can install V12 on my local machine what is the best way to port my V11 project to V12
    3. I have security on my V11 project. How do i get the V11 application server security to the V12 server. My security is SQL based.
    Your help will be greatly appreciated

    Re: port V11 to Alpha Anywhere + move servers

    You can run v11 and v12 server side by side on the same server. You will need to alter 12 to use a different port number temporariky while you make your switch. Although you do not have to, it is best to make your v12 a different document root and work from a copy of your v11 app. Make a copy of your Project, open it with v12 and publish to the new v12 document root. You can point your v12 app to the same sql database, or make a copy and point to that.

    The sql based security will still work in v12.
    Steve Wood
    See my profile on IADN


      Re: port V11 to Alpha Anywhere + move servers

      Steve. V12 app server license is on a different server. Am i right in doing the following. I install V12 on my local development machine (side by side with V11). I make a copy of my V11 project and open it in V12. I then create a new publishing profile in V12 to my new server. (doing connection strings etc). Upload to new server and all should be good?


        Re: port V11 to Alpha Anywhere + move servers

        Yes, except you of course need test. If your V11 application is the latest patch, there should be little to no work required to migrate to V12. If your V11 is an earlier version, you may have to deal with several functions that were removed in later V11 patches. The logic for the security framework is in the several files published when you publish security to your server. Contrary to what most people believe, publishing security files from Alpha on an SQL-based application does NOT move any users and groups from the desktop copy to the server. It just publishes the Active Link tables which POINT to your sql tables, where the users and groups reside.
        Steve Wood
        See my profile on IADN


          Re: port V11 to Alpha Anywhere + move servers

          Thank you very much Steve