install v4 and v3 parallel

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Stephen
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install v4 and v3 parallel

Post by Stephen » 21 Jan 19 18:44

Can I install v4 parallel to v3 for testing purposes? Single user on a Mac.
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Hert
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Re: install v4 and v3 parallel

Post by Hert » 21 Jan 19 22:46

Unfortunately that is not possible. They use some of the same configuration files and once V4 touches some of them, V3 won't be able to read it anymore.
Best to make a full backup of your V3 and then install V4 over V3. Then start PSU and let it upgrade your V3 database. After that, don't forget to do a compact of the database. That will gain you some speed.
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Re: install v4 and v3 parallel

Post by Stephen » 24 Jan 19 0:22

Hert wrote:
21 Jan 19 22:46
Best to make a full backup of your V3 and then install V4 over V3.
Is the regular "Backup PSu data" command sufficient to backup the entire installation? Just checking. Is there a plan B scenario in the unlikely even than I need to revert to V3?
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Re: install v4 and v3 parallel

Post by Hert » 24 Jan 19 10:05

The regular backup should suffice. After making the backup, check if (at least) both your catalog database and the thumbs database are in the backup folder. Then safeguard your backup and install V4. Let it upgrade the database on startup. Afterwards, don't forget to Compact the database.
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Re: install v4 and v3 parallel

Post by Stephen » 24 Jan 19 16:54

Thanks Hert. I have a few hundred un-synced files because the originals are offsite. Will their status' be transferred correctly to V4?
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Re: install v4 and v3 parallel

Post by Hert » 24 Jan 19 16:58

If they're out of sync then after the upgrade they will still be out of sync.
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Re: install v4 and v3 parallel

Post by Stephen » 24 Jan 19 23:44

Perfect, thank you.
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