Migrate Cubit Fixed Licence

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A Cubit Fixed licence can be only be activated and used on one computer at a time. This licence type is best for users who do not need to share the licence with other users or across any other computers in the office often. Cubit is installed and registered on the computer using the fixed licence and cannot be deactivated without uninstalling the software.

If you wish to move your Cubit Fixed licence and migrate your Cubit data to another computer, please do the following:

1. Update Cubit version

Product Updates 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 database copies all jobs, price lists, group codes and plans.

a) You can 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 clicking your Cubit desktop icon and selecting Open file location.

Fig 1. Open File Location

b) Find CUBIT Management.exe and right click the icon. Select Run as administrator.

c) Click Configure from the Cubit Management Console.

 

Fig 2. Configure backup

d) Click Configure.

This opens a Backup settings window. Here you can specify the following options which will need to be set up for a backup to be taken correctly.

  • PostgreSQL install directory: The PostgreSQL install path on the 64-bit machine needs to be set to C:\Program Files\Postgresql\9.2\bin. If you are using a 32-bit machine the location will be C:\Program Files (x86)\Postgresql\9.2\bin.
  • Backup directory: The Backup directory can be set any desired accessible location.
  • Number of Backups: This number specifies the No of Old Backups to be kept in the backup location. In the below example, the older backups are removed to ensure that there is always only 6 Backup files saved. This setting is not needed to be set when moving to new computer.
  • Schedule Backups: Set Frequency and date time for the backup to run automatically. It is important to make sure the computer is available for the Backups to run at that specified time.
    This setting is not needed to be set when moving to new computer.

 

Fig 3. Backup settings

e) On the main Cubit Management console, click Backup to manually Backup the Database. Please Note, this may take some time, depending on the size of your Cubit data.

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

 

3. Uninstall Cubit

Once you have a backup of your jobs, uninstall Cubit.

a) Open Windows Add or remove programs

Fig 4. Add or remove programs

b) Locate and select Cubit from the program list and click Uninstall.

Fig 5. Uninstall Cubit

c) Windows will alert you that you that it and its info will be uninstalled. Click Uninstall.  Windows will now uninstall Cubit from your machine.

Fig 6. Alert Uninstall

 4. Install Cubit on new computer

On your replacement machine install the same installation files as what was used in Step 1 of this guide.

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

 

5. Restore Database backup

a) On the new Cubit computer, open Cubit Management Console as per step 2 of this guide.

b) Click Restore.

c) Click Browse to locate the Cubit database backup file.

d) You will be notified on completion of the process.

This completes the data migration for stand-alone installations.

 Fig 7. Restore Backup

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