New MLS install New Computer - copying over MLS database etc.

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kreeve
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New MLS install New Computer - copying over MLS database etc.

Postby kreeve » Sun May 23, 2021 1:53 pm

I am working on setting up new computers for wards.

We have 2 wards that share a computer and clerks office. Is there away to move over the MLS database etc to the new computer without having to have the wards login and backup on the old then restore on the new?

Reason I ask that in this YSA setting the bishoprics have not logged in for more than 6 months as donors are donating online, so their accounts have expired and they have no way to get in. They do not use MLS at all. STS does not have a username and password on the wards MLS so he can not do it.

It seems MLS has no value anymore other than receiving donations. The wards use the online for everything else including finance, check printing, membership, budgets etc.

Ideas?

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Re: New MLS install New Computer - copying over MLS database etc.

Postby eblood66 » Sun May 23, 2021 3:44 pm

You'll probably have to call support for help on accessing their existing MLS install to get a backup.

However, you might be able to just setup MLS as if it was a new unit without using the backup. It should download all the financial and calling information automatically. It won't have any information that is only stored locally in MLS but as you said, MLS is really only used for donations now and that doesn't have any local-only information (and I think there is a beta in progress for doing donations so even that probably won't be around for long).

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Re: New MLS install New Computer - copying over MLS database etc.

Postby russellhltn » Sun May 23, 2021 8:16 pm

eblood66 wrote:It won't have any information that is only stored locally in MLS
At this point, I'm not sure what information that would be.
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Re: New MLS install New Computer - copying over MLS database etc.

Postby Biggles » Sun May 23, 2021 10:32 pm

russellhltn wrote:
eblood66 wrote:It won't have any information that is only stored locally in MLS
At this point, I'm not sure what information that would be.
Custom Reports created in MLS, is one. More flexible/comprehensive than those created in LCR.

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Re: New MLS install New Computer - copying over MLS database etc.

Postby russellhltn » Mon May 24, 2021 2:22 am

For moving MLS, I've used a method similar to what's outlined in this post. A lot less hassle.
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