Cubit Data Migration Follow

If you are replacing your Cubit machine with a standalone installation or replacing a Cubit server machine, do the following steps to migrate your Cubit database:

1.Update Cubit version will have installation links for the latest version of Cubit

2. Create a Database backup 
Create a database backup from your machine or server. Exporting a database copies all jobs, price lists, group codes and plans. 

a) You export a database in the Cubit Management Console. This can be found in the directory where you installed Cubit. EG C:\Program Files\Buildsoft\Cubit.
You can find it by right mouse clicking your desktop icon and selecting Open file location from the drop down menu.

Fig 1 – Open file location

b) Find CUBIT Management.exe and right mouse click the icon. Select Run as administrator from the drop down menu to open it.

c) Click Configure from the Cubit Management Console

d) You will need to select where you would like your database to be exported to. Click Browse next to “Backup Directory:” file location and select your new backup directory, then close the window.

e) To back up your Cubit database, click Backup. This may take some time, depending on how much information you have saved in Cubit. 

f) You will be notified when the backup is completed successfully, click Close to finish


3.Install Cubit on new machine
On your replacement machine or server, install the same installation files as what was used in step 1/

* Note: it is important that the same version of Cubit is used to restore a database backup

4. Restore Database backup
On the new Cubit machine or server, open Cubit Management Console.exe  and click on Restore
Locate the Cubit database backup

This completes the data migration for stand alone installations

For network users, if you had updated your Cubit version on your server, ensure to update the client machines to the same version by downloading the Stand alone / client links on step 1

5. Update the Database Connection Details

Update the Database connection on each of the Cubit client machines to reflect the new server address or machine name
a) On the Log into Cubit window, click Connections.. 

b) The Server Connections window displays any current Cubit Servers. Click Add to continue.

c) Click Advanced to access additional details.

d) Enter the connection name and enter the server location. Click Check Connection to verify. If the information connection is successful you will be notified that the parameters are valid.

e) Close the Server Connections window. Type in the Cubit Login and Password. From the ‘Connection:’ drop down box, select the database you just verified. Click OK to complete login.


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