Our MIS staff has been using an old XP computer to use the Crystal Reports Scheduler on. The hard drive on that machine is going bad. And it has convinced them to move to the newest Crystal Report Server that we are installing on a VMWare Server. But, with the hard drive going bad, we have been unable to get a good back up or clone the machine. The software is working fine with exception of hanging at times. They have several hundred reports scheduled on this machine. We have tried to back up the system, clone the drive and P2V the system, all fail at the bad blocks area of the old XP machine. So, our idea is to create another XP machine (I know, I know), and install the old version of hte Crystal Reports Scheduler on that machine and then move the Crystal Database files from that old machine to the new one, assuming the bad blocks do not stop us from doing that. Will this work and what files do we need to transfer over from the old XP machine to the new (I know, I know) XP machine? Or are there some instructions somewhere on how to do this?
Our End Gola is to get a machine with the crystal system up and going and upgrade it to a version where we can transfer all the scheduled reports into our new server.
Thanks in advance!
this depends on what version of Crystal you have on that machine, if CR reports are in the repository or simply on a drive etc...
Most likely your only solution would be to install new version of Crystal Reports Server, then use Crystal Designer to open those old reports and publish them into new system, then re-create schedules.
The crystal report designer does not have any system database, its just .rpt files which you can move from one XP machine to the other (Assuming you are talking about client machine movement).
If its a server install of 11.5 on XP machine (which I dont think is supported on XP) in that case yes you will have to move both CMS database and filestore.