How to Move a remiCrystal Installation To A New Server
Moving remiCrystal to a new server is relatively straight forward affair.
- Copy Your remiCrystal Tasks
As you are most likely aware, all the remiCrystal tasks are actually files with the extension .rctx and you can just copy them to your new server. To make the move more straight forward, we suggest storing them in the same location/path as the old server.
- Copy The Windows Tasks
To move the triggers from the old server, if you are using the v1 of the Windows Scheduler API (options > Advanced in remiCrystal) you can copy them from “C:\windows\tasks” from the old machine to the new one. If you are using v2 of the Windows Task Scheduler API, you should copy these from “C:\windows\System32\Tasks\remiCrystal” into the same folder on the new server. For newer operating systems like Windows 10 or above, follow the instructions here
- Move Your License
Moving the license requires that you deactivate it on the old server and activate the new one. You can deactivate the license on the old machine by going to Start Menu > All Programs > remiWare > remiCrystal > Deactivate remiCrystal. This will give you a special code that you should email to us.
You can then activate it on the new server by going to Start Menu > All Programs > remiWare > remiCrystal > Activate remiCrystal.
- Transfer Your Settings and Task History
In order to keep your settings such as email configurations and task history, copy the following files and folders from “%programdata%\remiWare\remiCrystal\ to the new server
- Data Cache (folder)
- History (folder)
- Sent Emails (optional, folder)
You will also need to make sure that all the ODBC connections used by your Crystal Reports are recreated on the new server.