How do I move UTS to another server?
This article describes the steps required to move UTS from one server to another. Since UTS backups are cross-platform, it is possible to move from Mac to Windows and vice-versa. For the sake of brevity, instructions for configuring SSO (Single Sign On) and external databases are excluded.
The following steps will refer to an ‘old server’ and a ‘new server’. The former refers to the system being migrated from and the latter refers to the destination. It is recommended that you perform this procedure at a time when there will be little or no demand for UTS, since it will be unavailable during parts of this procedure.
On the old server:
- Log into UTS Administration
- Under ‘Status’, check the ‘Product Version’ and make a note of it. The new server will need to have this version of UTS or newer
- Click on ‘Backups’ under ‘Datastore’ in the left column
- Click on ‘Backup now’. UTS will start making a backup in the location listed under ‘Backup destination’ in the same window
- When UTS is finished creating a backup, go to the folder where the backup is stored. The default location is in the
/data/backupsfolder in the same directory that UTS is installed in
- Copy the newest backup to a convenient location on the new server
On the new server:
- Install the same version or newer of UTS as was on the old server. You can get installers by going here
- Once the installation is complete, log into UTS Administration
- Click on ‘Licenses’ in the left column
- Enter your UTS license in the ‘Add Serial Number’ field, then click on the ‘Add Serial Number’ button
- Now it’s time to restore your backup
- In UTS Server Administration, click on ‘Backups’ under ‘Datastore’
- Enter the full path, including the filename, to the tar backup you intend to restore.
/Applications/Extensis/Universal Type Server/data/backups/2011_03_05T00_38_53_328Z.tar
\Program Files\Extensis\Universal Type Server\data\backups\2011_03_05T00_38_53_328Z.tar
- Click on the ‘Restore Database’ button
- You will be asked to confirm that you want to do this. Click on the ‘OK’ button if you are ready to proceed
- Once the database has finished restoring, log into UTS User Management Administration and verify that things have restored correctly. If everything looks good, you can start letting your users connect to the newly installed UTS.
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- How to change where UTS stores its backups, logs, and vault
- How to restore a backup in Universal Type Server
- How do I schedule backups in UTS?
- How to transfer your data to an external database in UTS
- How to upgrade to Universal Type Server 3
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