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In this chapter we discuss questions which are commonly asked about bcdDocuments.

Question: How can I transfer an application from one installation to another?

Question: What do I need to do if we transfer database servers? Suppose our database server is replaced.

Question: What do I need do if we transfer file servers?

Question: We intend to use a windows workstation as the database server. We have a Microsoft peer-to-peer network. Is it possible to use that workstation as a client PC to run bcdDocuments as well as being the host PC for the Firebird engine?

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Question: How can I transfer an application from one installation to another?

Answer: Use the Export/Import assistants to transfer applications from one installation to another.

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Question: What do I need to do if we transfer database servers? Suppose our database server is replaced.

Answer: Suppose you change your database server from one machine to another.
1. On the new machine you need to install the Firebird Database engine.
2. Copy the database file, usually named BCDDOCS.FBDB, to a new location on the new machine.
3. If your bcdDocuments program directory has not changed, use ConfigManager.EXE, the database tab, to register the new location of your database file. On this database tab be sure to press button [Test/Save] after setting the new database folder.
4. If your bcdDocuments program directory has changed then follow the installation instructions to load the program files to their new location and perform step 3.

Question: What do I need do if we transfer File Servers?

Answer: Suppose you change your file server from one machine to another.
1. On the new machine you need to copy your Template and Matter directories from your backup or live folders.
2. If your bcdDocuments program directory has not changed, use ConfigManager.EXE, the directories tab, to register the new location of your template and matters folder. On this directories tab be sure to press button [Test/Save] after setting the new folder locations.

The bcdDocuments Programs folder is the folder where Run_bcdDocuments.EXE, bcdDocuments.EX and other program files and subfolders are stored. If this folder changes then the shortcut on each client machine, pointing to program Run_bcdDocuments.EXE also needs to change to point to the new location of Run_bcdDocuments.EXE.

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Question: We intend to use a Windows Workstation as the database server. We have a Microsoft peer-to-peer network. Is it possible to use that Workstation as a client PC to run bcdDocuments as well as being the host PC for the Firebird engine?

Answer: Yes. A Windows Workstation can act as the DB Server and as a client PC to run bcdDocuments.Prior to Windows 7 the maximum number of concurrent connections to a workstation was 10. From Window 7 and beyond this is 20.If more concurrent connections is needed the DB server should be a Windows or Linux server.

More Details: If your workstation is named "MyWorkPC", the Firebird engine has been installed on it and the BCDDOCS.FBDB file is in directory C:\databases then using the ConfigManager.exe program, the database page you should look like:

Config_Manager database page

If you run the ConfigManager.exe program on a PC other than MyWorkPC then when selecting the Path on "Server to the Database File" you will likely have to manually edit the path to ensure it is of the form DriveLetter:\Path\, Eg. "C:\databases\" This path requires the path as it is seen on the server not as it is seen from a second PC.

Caution: If you run bcdDocuments on a Windows Server and get an error message "Could not open macro storage" when you try to make a document then you will need to run bcdDocuments logged onto the server not using the built in administrator account. Search Microsoft's web site for this error message and see Microsoft's explanation.

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Moving Servers