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Switch to Cloud Data

 

The steps on this page show how to transition from a local- or server-based installation of our software to the cloud, where your Land F/X data is hosted online (i.e., in the cloud).

 

Important: We do not recommend mixing cloud and local data setups for the same office. Instead, choose one or the other.

 

NOTE: You must contact us before attempting these steps.

 

 

 

Considering whether or not to switch to Cloud data? Learn about the differences between Cloud and Local Data, as well as reasons to switch, on our Cloud vs. Local Data page. Still not convinced? See our article on Why You Should Switch to Cloud Data.

Does your office have a shared LandFX folder on an online folder sharing system such as Dropbox, SugarSync, or Carbonite? If not, we highly recommend it. Follow our instructions to use Land F/X with a shared online folder.

 

Do you already have your LandFX folder stored on one of these shared folder systems? Make sure it's mapped to a letter drive. Instructions >

 

Wondering about our security protocols for Cloud Data? Find out here >

Step 1: Update to the latest version

Open our Update tool, and verify that you have the latest version of our software. If not, update to the latest version.

Step 2: Back up your Land F/X data

Open the Projects dialog box using one of the following methods:

 

F/X Admin ribbon, Projects button

 

F/X Admin menu, Projects option

FX Admin toolbar

 

 

typing FX_ProjectFiles in the Command line


 

 

In the Land F/X Projects dialog box, click Backup

 

 

The Backup Project dialog box will open.

 

 

 

Check the box to Backup all projects. Then click OK.

 

 

All your projects and Preference Sets will be backed up. 

 

Step 3: Switch to Cloud Data

Type ENTERPRISE in the Command line, and press Enter. The Enter your Support Codes dialog box will open.

 

 

1. Enter your Local office Support ID.

 

2. Enter your Company-wide Cloud License Code

Don't know your Company-wide Cloud License Code? In most cases, it will be identical to your Local office Support ID.

 

3. Check the option to Use cloud data.

 

4. Click OK.

 

Your installation will now be switched to Cloud Data.

Important: If your office has two or more Single-User installations, you will need to complete this step from each Land F/X workstation in your office, as well as any laptop or home computer where you have our software installed.

 

If you have a multi-user installation, where several workstations are accessing our software from a central office server or shared online folder, you only need to complete this step on one of the workstations.

 

Step 4: Submit a tech support ticket

This step will verify that your configuration is correct and that our system recognizes your machine on our cloud system.

 

Please include the following text in your support ticket where indicated:

  • Ticket Subject: Cloud Data Verification.
  • Description: Please verify that my computer is using Cloud Data correctly.

 

 

Don't remember how to submit a ticket? Here's how >

 

Step 5: Restore your Land F/X data

Choose an employee to restore Land F/X projects and Preference Sets, retiring older projects that aren't being accessed anymore.

 

 

To restore projects, templates, and Preference Sets, open the Land F/X Projects dialog box as described in Step 1 above.

 

In the Land F/X Projects dialog box, click Restore.

 

 

The Restore Project dialog box will open.

 

 

Depending on where you've backed up your projects and Preference Sets, click either Download or Import.

 

 

Clicking Import will open the Select LFX File to Import dialog box.

 

In most cases, your projects and Preferences Sets will be backed up to the folder LandFX\data\backup on your computer or server. 

 

 

 


To restore a project or Preference Set, navigate to it, click it, and click Open.

 

 

If you've selected a project, you'll be prompted to enter a project number.

 

Enter a unique number for the project, and click OK.

 

Restored projects will be available in the Land F/X Projects dialog box. Restored Preference Sets will be available from the Preference Set menu at the bottom of any of our six Preferences screens. 

Our Restore feature requires you to restore projects and Preference Sets one at a time.

 

Step 6: Disable your MySQL server

If you are using a "single-user" installation – i.e., a Land F/X installation that does NOT use a server – you'll need to disable your local MySQL service to avoid any potential conflicts with your old installation of our software.

Follow these steps >

Does your office have a shared LandFX folder on an online folder sharing system such as Dropbox, SugarSync, or Carbonite? If not, we highly recommend it. Follow our instructions to use Land F/X with a shared online folder.

 

Do you already have your LandFX folder stored on one of these shared folder systems? Make sure it's mapped to a letter drive. Instructions >

 
 
 
 
 
Last modified on Tuesday, 05 December 2017

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