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Migrate Land F/X (Local Data) to New Computer (Single User)

The steps on this page outline the process of backing up an installation of our software on your "old computer" and restoring the data on your "new computer" using Local Data.

 

Step 1: Prerequisites

Before completing these steps, make sure that:

 

You have Local Data – not Cloud Data.

 

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

 

You have a USB drive handy.

Step 2: Back up your Land F/X data

Complete this step on your old computer.

 

 

2A. Download the Land F/X Local Data Migration tool using the link below.

 

Save the downloaded file to a location where you can easily find it, such as your desktop.

 

 

 

2B. Locate the file LocalDataMigration.exe, which you just downloaded, and drag it into your LandFX folder. In most cases, this folder will be at the location C:/LandFX on your computer.

 

 

 

2C. Run (double-click) the file LocalDataMigration.exe in your LandFX folder.

 

 

 

2D. If asked whether you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes to begin using the Local Data Migration Tool.

 

 

 

2E. In the screen that pops up, ensure that the LandFX Directory field is pointing to your LandFX folder. If not, click Browse, then browse to and select your LandFX folder.

 

Once you're sure the location of your LandFX folder is listed correctly, select the option to Backup Land F/X content and click Next.

In most cases, your LandFX folder will be at the location C:/LandFX.

 

 

 

2F. In the next screen, you'll select the database type you'll use when backing up – SQLite or MySQL. You'll see two options:

  • Backup SQLite database
  • Backup MySQL database

 

If you have both database types installed, the tool will automatically select the one that has been used most recently. Otherwise, the appropriate database for your situation will be selected by default. In the vast majority of cases, you should keep the default selection.

 

Click Next to back up using the selected database type.

If you prefer to choose your database type manually, check the Override Database Selection box and select the option for the database type of your choice.

If you see the message LandFXCopy directory already exists, would you like to overwrite it?, click Yes.

 

 

 

2G. If the backup was successful, you'll see the following message:

Backup process complete! Please bring the landfxcopy directory along with this utility to the new system to begin the restore process.

 

Click OK.

 

 

 

2H. Open the LandFX folder on your old computer, and locate the following items within that folder:

  • A folder named LandFXCopy
  • A file named LocalDataMigration.exe

 

Copy both of these items onto a USB drive.

 

 

Once you've copied the folder LandFXCopy and the file LocalDataMigration.exe onto your USB drive, move on to the next step.

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

On the new computer, follow the appropriate steps to install our software:

  • If your computer does not have CAD installed, complete one of the following sets of steps, depending on your planned CAD setup:

Remember: To use Land F/X on your new computer, you'll also need to have either AutoCAD or F/X CAD installed on that computer.

 

This step will set up a "fresh" installation of Land F/X on your new computer.

Your installation process will send an automatic notification to unlock your Support ID.

Step 4: Copy the backups to your new computer, and restore

Complete this step on your new computer.

 

4A. Drag the following items from your USB drive into the LandFX folder on your new computer.

  • The file LocalDataMigration.exe
  • The folder LandFXCopy

 

 

 

4B. Verify that the LandFX folder on your new computer contains the following two items:

  • A file named LocalDataMigration.exe
  • A folder named LandFXCopy

 

Double-click the file LocalDataMigration.exe from within the LandFX folder.

Don't see these items in the LandFX folder? They may not have copied correctly from your USB drive. Try dragging them from your USB drive into the LandFX folder again. Once both items are in the LandFX folder, double-click the file LocalDataMigration.exe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4C. If asked whether you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes to begin using the Local Data Migration Tool.

 

 

 

4D. In the screen that opens, ensure that the LandFX Directory field is pointing to your LandFX folder. If not, click Browse, then browse to and select your LandFX folder.

 

Once this field is pointing to your LandFX folder, select the option to Restore Land F/X content and click Next.

 

 

 

4E. In the next screen, select the Restore to SQLite option and click Next.

Single-User installations will always need to restore to SQLite. Because you are remaining on a Single-User installation, it's imperative that you use SQLite as your database type – even if you used MySQL when backing up.

 

 

 

4F. You may be asked Are you sure you want to continue? All Land F/X data in this installation will be overwritten.

 

If so, click Yes to overwrite the existing Land F/X data on your new computer with your backed-up Land F/X data.

 

 

 

4G. If the restoration was successful, you'll receive the following message:

Restore process complete!

 

Click OK.

 

 

You have successfully restored your Land F/X data on your new computer.

Step 5: Load your Land F/X menus

Open CAD to find out whether the Land F/X menus and ribbons are present. If you see the Land F/X menus and ribbons, you've completed the steps successfully.

Don't see the Land F/X menus and ribbons? Follow our steps to reload your Land F/X menus.

Last modified on Mar 19, 2019

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