Moving a Database

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Moving a Database

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If you have two copies of MemberTies running and you want to copy the database from one installation to another, the process is as follows:

1.Use the Database Toolkit to make a database backup (do not simply make a copy of the install files)

2.Copy the backup file to media that you can move the the second computer (or even email it as an attachment if it's small enough)

3.On the second computer, use the Database Toolkit to restore the backup.

4.Log in normally.

Note that if you have photos and other files tied to various records that are stored on the computer instead of in the database, you will need to copy the appropriate folders to the identical locations on the new computer. Or, prior to making the backup, use the File and Photo Storage preference change the location so they are stored in the database. Then they will backup along with everything else.