This morning I received the newsletter advertising the Server Double License sale.
As a Single User Edition user for a year now, I was able to take advantage of the 60% off crossgrade offer and still get two server licenses. Had been thinking about upgrading to the Server version for a while and this was the right time.
Now I have downloaded all the files I think I need, but I didn't want to jump into the upgrade without the proper research. I plan to use PostgreSQL v12 as my database and I am on a Mac running macOS 10.15.4.
I found the instruction manual for the Server Installation under the Server Trial Version link (https://www.idimager.com/download-photo ... rver-editi) but it doesn't really (or explicitly) address a Single-user to Server Upgrade installation.
So I have been scouring the forum for Single-user to Server Edition upgrade posts. This post seems to be "stickied" to the top of the Topic listing for a while now --> viewtopic.php?f=57&t=23417. The post was started in 2014 and the last post was in 2018, so I have to assume the information there is still valid and accurate.
Some questions still remain though.
- Do I need to un-install my current Single-User installation first or can both editions live on the same machine? (at least temporarily)
- I've found posts mentioning the use of Postgre.app to make the database installation and setup easier. (here --> viewtopic.php?f=57&t=24098#p111427. Can this method be used in combination with the setup instructions found in the PDF file? In other words let the Postgre.app install the database and then use the configuration settings to complete the database setup.
- Is the PSUDataExchange_V1.pkg database conversion tool found here --> http://trial.idimager.com/PSUDataExchange_V1.pkg the latest version available?
- Any "gothcas" that I haven't thought about or addressed here? I guess I'm looking for a little guidance from someone who's been down this road before.