Upgrade to 5.1

--- In vantage@y..., "Jennifer Schneider" <jschneider@d...> wrote:
> I am starting to prepare to upgrade from 4.0 to 5.1. Does anyone
have a checklist or tips that could help with this step?
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I am starting to prepare to upgrade from 4.0 to 5.1. Does anyone have a checklist or tips that could help with this step?


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I ran backups after every major step. Saved me a lot of time! I had
something go wrong and it was easy just to go back one step then start
from the beginning.

Get all of your instructions together and make sure you know each step.
Being prepared is half the battle.

I called Epicor and had them verify with me the configurations for
Progress Explorer.

I had saved e-mail from the list on the conversion process at the time.
I followed a lot of the advice off of the list. You may want to go
through the archives. People posted a lot of time statistics. This
helped me plan how long it would take.

I planned a lot of time. Just incase things went wrong. I call it the
Scotty principle (Stark Trek). Tell everyone it will take longer than
it will (Like Scotty would tell Capt Kirk). Give yourself some
breathing room. It is better to tell everyone that you are done early
then having people come bug you every 5 minutes... "Are we back up
yet?"...

Keep a post it note on your screen to remember to turn crash protection
back on. If you are coming in at 3AM to check things you might want
some additional help remembering something that important.

Maybe someone else can offer more detailed advice.

Juliet

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Schneider [mailto:jschneider@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 8:57 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] upgrade to 5.1


I am starting to prepare to upgrade from 4.0 to 5.1. Does anyone have a
checklist or tips that could help with this step?


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Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

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Forgot:

Have your custom reports done before you convert. I did a test
conversion on a Win2000 PC. I was then able to show everyone what 5.1
would look like and I could also edit all of my Crystal and Report
Builder reports.

Others on the list upgraded all of their PC's beforehand. I didn't do
this though.

Juliet

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Schneider [mailto:jschneider@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2002 8:57 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] upgrade to 5.1


I am starting to prepare to upgrade from 4.0 to 5.1. Does anyone have a
checklist or tips that could help with this step?


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



Useful links for the Yahoo!Groups Vantage Board are: ( Note: You must
have already linked your email address to a yahoo id to enable access. )
(1) To access the Files Section of our Yahoo!Group for Report Builder
and Crystal Reports and other 'goodies', please goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/files/.
(2) To search through old msg's goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/messages
(3) To view links to Vendors that provide Vantage services goto:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vantage/links

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
I just went through the upgrade last weekend from version 4.0 to 5.1
and definitely have some tips. Please call me for more information at
(519)-627-6078 ext 317