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How to move a ClearSCADA database from one server to another

Published date: 22 November 2018

Sometimes a need arises to move a ClearSCADA database from one server to another. The information below might become helpful when transferring a standalone database onto another server. For simplicity, the original server that hosts the database is referred to as "Old" and the server where the database is to be moved to is referred to as "New".

The following needs to take place to move a ClearSCADA database from Old server to New server:

1. On New server, install the same version of ClearSCADA or newer and install the same ClearSCADA drivers and components.
2. License ClearSCADA on New server.
3. Start up New server without the database and match server configuration with Old server by comparing configuration settings in the Server Configuration utility.
4. Perform a database backup on Old server. Make sure Old server is shutdown during the backup. Please refer to the following FAQ for assistance with backing up the database.
5. Transfer the database backup from Old server to New server and restore the backup on New server. Please refer to the following FAQ for assistance with restoring the database.
6. Shutdown ClearSCADA on Old server and startup up ClearSCADA on New server. Make sure ClearSCADA is completely shutdown on Old server before starting ClearSCADA on New server.

Please note, the purpose of this article is to provide tips to transfer a ClearSCADA database only. It is your responsibility to ensure proper transfer of various 3rd party components that interface with ClearSCADA. 

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