How to migrate your BackupAssist settings to a new system

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How to migrate your BackupAssist settings to a new system

Postby Stuart » Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:04 pm

Hey all,

A common question which we come across is that of migrating BackupAssist settings from one server to another without having to 'start from the scratch'.

If you follow the steps outlined below, then you should be able to successfully do this:
1. Make a copy of the following folder on the machine running BackupAssist with the appropriate job configuration and store it on a network share that the other machines can access (this folder contains your BackupAssist configuration and job settings):

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BackupAssist v5 (Server 2003 or XP machines)
C:\ProgramData\BackupAssist v5 (server 2008/Vista/Win7)

2. Install BackupAssist v5.4.8 on the machine you want to run the software on now. A download of BackupAssist v5.4.8 can be found at http://www.backupassist.com/downloads/releases/5.4.8/setupBA.exe.

3. Stop the BackupAssist service under Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

4. Replace the contents of the folder on the new machine (listed below) with the folder you placed on the network share earlier.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BackupAssist v5 (Server 2003 or XP machines)
C:\ProgramData\BackupAssist v5 (server 2008/Vista/Win7)

5. Re-start the BackupAssist service.

You're now finished and when you open BackupAssist you should be able to see your settings as they were on your original machine. You may need to make a few alterations to the jobs (like file selections for backup) but this should be fairly minimal.
Stuart
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