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Converting a Continuum Single user system to Continuum LAN.

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Issue

What is the process for converting a Continuum Single User system to a Continuum LAN system.

Environment

  • Continuum
  • CyberStation
  • ContinuumDB
  • SQL

Cause

Site wants to upgrade from Continuum Single User system to a Continuum LAN System.

Resolution

PRELIMINARY WORK

  1. Order Continuum Key Upgrades from all Continuum CyberStation workstations and WebClient Servers.
  2. Coordinate with customers IT department
  • Order all TCP/IP node addresses
  • Coordinate the purchase and installation of all software
  • Order all necessary domain accounts
  • Make sure all domain accounts have sufficient permissions to support the installed systems.

PREPARE THE NEW CONTINUUM DATABASE ON SQL SERVER

  • Set up your server and install SQL Server 2005 or 2008.
  • Install CyberStation on a service Laptop or PC .
    • Disable all virus protection software
    • Disable all spyware software
    • Disable all firewall software.
    • Install Continuum CyberStation
  • Run Database Initialization on service laptop
    • Create new Continuum database..  NOTE: The new database should be given a name that differs from the existing database.
    • Create the service Laptop workstation with a unique Device ID and Network ID.
    • Launch Continuum
    • Logon and verify that Continuum appears to be running normally.

MOVE FILES FROM EXISTING SU WORKSTATION TO THE SQL 2008 SERVER

  • Backup PinFiles on original stand alone Cyberstation and move them to New Graphics Files folder on the new database server.
  • Backup Background image files on original stand alone Cyberstation and move them to the background image files folder under New Graphics Files on the new database server.
  • Backup the existing database and move it to the backup folder under SQL on the new Database server.
  • Restore backup to Continuum database in SQL on the new database server..
  • Shut down all the Cyberstation workstations that are attached to the old database.
  • Change DB Owner
    • Run query on new Continuum database
    • Enter the text SP_ChangeDBOwner Andover97
    • Execute this query.  
    • Query should return Success.
  • Run Database initialization on the service CyberStation and update the new SQL 2008 Continuum database.
  • Launch CyberStation on the service laptop and verify that the system is fully functional.
  • Shut down service laptop.

CONNECT EXISTING WORKSTION TO THE NEW DATABASE SERVER

  • Startup Existing CyberStation PC
  • Launch Database Initialization
  • Under Server, Update the new Continuum database with the same information entered via the service laptop.. 
  • Under Workstation update the server information and apply.
  • Launch Continuum.
  • Configure Graphic File Location
    • From Start Programs Continuum, run Pinpoint
    • Under the View menu select Options.
    • Enter the path on the new Continuum database server for the Graphic (Pin Files)
    • Enter the path on the new Continuum database server for the Image files
    • Enter the path on the new Continuum database server for the Background files
    • Select Check and verify that no errors appear (Red X)
  • Ideally uninstall SQL Express or MSDE or at least stop the service from running.
  • Delete the Windows Scheduled tasks: CS_Distn, CS_Hrly, CS_ Minute as these are now performed by Jobs on the SQL server.
  • Test all Continuum functionality.
  • Setup a scheduled automatic db backup routine in SQL.
  • Setup a scheduled trend log truncation routine in SQL.
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