Land F/X Server Migration (Local Data): Manual Steps ***For IT Administrators Only***
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Land F/X Server Migration (Local Data): Manual Steps ***For IT Administrators Only***

The following manual steps will help you move (migrate) your office's existing Land F/X installation to a new office server.

Important note:

You should only attempt these steps if you or someone in your office attempted an automated server migration, but those steps failed.

Need help completing these steps?

We'll happily assist you for a one-time $150 support charge. For more information, please see our technical support policy.

Step 1: Prerequisites

Before completing these steps, make sure that:

 

You are your office's IT administrator.

 

Your office has Local Data – not Cloud Data.

 

You have admin permissions on both your old server and your new server.

 

You have a USB drive handy.

 

Nobody in your office is currently using Land F/X software.

 

Planning to complete your migration outside of our business hours? If so, please notify us of your planned migration ahead of time via a technical support ticket to ensure that we've unlocked your Support ID.

Step 2: Back up data files from your old land F/X server

Complete this step on your old server.

 

2A. Log in to your old server.

 

 

2B. Follow our instructions to stop the MySQL service.

The rest of this section cannot be completed while MySQL is running. Do not proceed without stopping MySQL.

 

 

 

Copying the LandFX folder from your old server onto an external drive

2C. Locate the LandFX folder on your old server – typically located at C:/LandFX.

 

Copy this folder to an external hard drive.

You will eventually transfer this folder to your new server – but not yet. First, you'll need to install Land F/X software on your new server.

Step 3: Install Land F/X on your new server

Complete this step on your new server. Do not skip this step. The Land F/X installer will place several important files onto your new server.

 

3A. Log in to your new server, and follow our steps to install Land F/X.

Note: You will need to contact us to unlock your Support ID for the installation.

 

 

3B. Once the installer completes, verify that you have a LandFX folder on your new server.

The installer should have automatically created a LandFX folder on your new server. Our default location is the C: drive. Can't find a LandFX folder on your new server? Verify that you've completed the installation correctly.

LandFX folder on new server

 

 

 

3C. Follow our steps to disable the MySQL service.

 

 

 

3D. Follow our steps to map a letter drive to the LandFX folder on your new server.

 

 

 

Once you've installed Land F/X and verified that you have a mapped letter drive pointing to the LandFX folder on your server, you can move on to

Step 4: Import your Land F/X database to your new server.

Step 4: Copy your Land F/X folder to your new server

Complete this step on your new server.

4A. Log in to your new server, and insert your USB drive.

 

 

Drag the copied LandFX folder from your USB drive onto the C: drive on your new server.

Drag the copied LandFX folder from your USB drive onto the C: drive on your new server

 

 

 

This destination already has a folder named LandFX message

4B. You'll be warned that This destination already has a folder named "LandFX".

 

 

Click Replace the folder in this destination.

 

 

 

4C. Follow our steps to restart MySQL on your new server.

MySQL won't start? Solution

My SQL still won't start? It's time to contact us for help.

Restart MySQL on your new server

Step 5: Reconfigure the workstations

Complete the following steps on every CAD workstation in your office that will be using our software.

Important: You do not need to uninstall anything before completing these steps.

 

5A. Prerequisites:

Before configuring the CAD workstations in your office, make absolute sure that:

Land F/X software is installed on your new server.

You have a LandFX folder on your new server.

You have a mapped letter drive pointing to that LandFX folder.

 

 

5B. Download the Land F/X Workstation Installer – linked below.

 Workstation Installer (195.65MB) 
Updated 08/28/2022

 

 

5C. Double-click the setup_FXWorkstation.exe file you just downloaded.

Make sure that the LandFX folder on your server is mapped to a letter drive. The example to the right shows an installation that's mapped to the L: drive. The LandFX folder on your server may have a different letter drive assigned to it.

Running the FX Workstation installer from the LandFX folder on a mapped letter drive on your server

 

 

 

Finding your Project Data Server name from the General Preferences, Install Info button

5D. Verify that the workstation is configured correctly with your new server.

 

Open the General Preferences screen from the F/X Admin ribbon.

 

Click Installation and Server Info.

 

You should see the name of your new server listed next to Project Data Server.

 

 

 

5E. Verify that your Land F/X data has been transferred successfully to your new server.

 

Open the Land F/X Projects dialog box from the F/X Admin ribbon.

 

You should see all your existing Land F/X projects and templates in the Projects list.

Existing Land F/X projects and templates shown in the Projects list

 

 

 

5F. Migrate the licenses. Note: You only need to complete this step once, on the first workstation you configure.

Open CAD. When the License Management screen opens, assign all licenses to the new server.

 

5G. Repeat Step 5 on each additional workstation in your office network.

 

5H. Remove any unused CAD workstations from the License Manager on your old server.

Complete this step on your old server, after all workstations have been configured. Note: This step is only necessary if your office plans to take one or more computers out of commission as CAD workstations.

 

 

 

Removing an unused workstations from the License Manager

 

 

Log in to your office's old server, and open CAD.

 

 

Open our License Manager screen, then follow our steps to remove each of your office's unused workstations from the License Manager.

Congratulations!

Once you've configured all CAD workstations in your office, you've completed your Land F/X server migration.

 

Each of the workstation users on your network will check out a license from our License Management screen when they open CAD and need to use our software.

Last modified on May 09, 2022

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