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How to move a database program


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#1 Nigelajodha

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:44 PM

My faithful PII has finally failed. My HD is good BUT... I have my business database program on that drive. As I found out earlier on this site, I cant just stick my HD into another PC and boot it ...it wont.
How can I migrate my database which is on my C: drive to a new PC?
The Database program is an Agricultural one that logs farm records. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:24 AM

You haven't identified your program, however, you need to install the database program
onto your new PC; you should then be able to copy your database files over.

I would imagine that you have backup copies, on separate media.

You could install your old disk in the new computer as a slave drive, search for all database files
and copy to new C:\ drive, or import as below.

In Access, for example, the database file extension is .mdb, so you would search *.mdb on the old drive to find all files.

Or, you could put your old hard disk in an external case; you should then be able to copy or import
your database(s).

In Access, for example, to import, you would select: File / Get External Data.
Should be something similar in your program of choice.

That PII lasted well.

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:13 AM

Actually my program is from an English firm. Its called Breeders Assistant. So is it to say that if I place my drive as a slave in my new machine I should still be able to use the program? MY PII is a Compaq Prosignia 720 server. I think it lasted so long cause it has Intel components. Compaq PC's were poor quality generally

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 06:40 AM

The idea of slaving the drive was to get at your files.

The program is unlikely to work from the slave drive, unless it is a pure standalone program.

Further, if you have a new computer, you must check your warranty - ensure there is no
restriction on you opening it up, during the warranty period - you never know.

Compaq = cheap and cheerful!

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 12:57 AM

Thanks Pete,
Guess I'll close this post now




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