Here are concise steps for backing up an installation of our software on your single-user computer and restoring the data on your new server:
Step 1: Download and run the Automatic Backup Script
Complete this section on the computer where you have an existing Single-User installation of our software.
1A. Download the landfx-backup-restore.bat link below, and place it in your landfx folder on the computer where you have an existing Single-User installation of Land F/X:
1B. Open the downloaded file, and select the Backup option. This will create a folder called landfxcopy in your LandFX folder. Transfer this entire folder to your new server.
Step 2: Install Land F/X software on your new server
Your installation process will send an automatic notification to unlock your Support ID.
Step 3: Copy the backups to your new server, and Restore
Complete this section on your new server.
3A. Download the landfx-backup-restore.bat file linked below, and place it in the LandFX folder on your new server:
3B. Now place the landfxcopy folder inside the LandFX folder on your new server.
The installer should have created a LandFX folder on your server during the installation process. Our default location is C:\LandFX
3C. Open the landfx-backup-restore.bat file (linked above), and select the Restore option.
This step should import the database backup from your Single-User installation and overwrite all data folders from the landfxcopy folder to the correct location on your new server.
Step 4: Uninstall Land F/X software from the Single-User computer, and reconfigure it
4A. Using the Control Panel on your computer, uninstall F/X Server and F/X Workstation.
4B. Follow our steps to map a drive to the server LandFX folder as specified in the server setup steps.
4C. Install the Land F/X Workstation component:
- 64-bit systems: Run our latest Workstation installer (setup64.exe) from your LandFX folder. Download link and instructions >
- 32-bit systems: Follow our manual workstation installation steps.
4D. Open CAD to see whether the Land F/X menus and toolbars are present. If not, follow our steps to load your Land F/X menus.
Step 5: Configure the Land F/X workstations
When you open CAD, the License Management screen will open. Here, you will assign all Land F/X licenses to the server. Each workstation user will then check out a license when he or she opens CAD and needs to use our software.
For information on how to assign and check out licenses, see our License Management page.