When you have installed Skyline you need to check if there have been any further updates to the program. The upgrade software is on the same web page as the download files. Before you can run the upgrade you need to obtain a pin number. Complete the details in the Request a Skyline Upgrade PIN number section on the Download Web page.
To install the latest updates:
|1.||Browse to http://download.eprint.net/Upgrade and select the latest version. Download the Skyline Upgrade ZIP file onto your Skyline server.|
|2.||Extract the files from the zip file. When the files are unzipped the files may be blocked. Right mouse click the .exe file and open the file Properties. If the Security setting states "This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer", click Unblock.|
|3.||Double click Skyline Upgrade.exe A message will open if you do not have .NET Framework 4.0 installed. You must install Microsoft .NET Framework before you can run the Skyline upgrade.|
|4.||The Skyline upgrade Welcome window opens.|
|1.||Enter your upgrade PIN and click Validate.|
|5.||When the PIN has been validated the Skyline Upgrade window opens. |
|1.||Click Browse and select your Skyline Website root folder. In the example the default folder location has been selected.|
|6.||Click Check Version. Your current version of Skyline is shown.|
|7.||Enter a folder to be used to backup the Skyline Website.|
|1.||Select a path for the backup folder using the Browse button.|
|If there is another drive available it would be good practice to back the website up to the drive. You could create a folder called backup which could be used each time hat an upgrade is run. When the backup runs a new folder is created in the selected location called wwwroot followed by the website version number.|
|2.||Optional - Select "Check for duplicate records" will be selected if your previous version of Skyline was before version 6.8.1. The check for duplicate records could take up to 2 hours and whilst it does no harm if you are already using version 6.8.1 it adds a significant time to the upgrade procedure.|
|3.||These fields are completed automatically. You only need to change the data if the log in to the database fails. If this happens enter a username and password for the database with admin rights to update the database tables.|
|4.||Click Upgrade to start the upgrade procedure.|
|8.||The upgrade will start. The procedure does not backup the Skyline and SkylineMembership databases. A warning window opens to indicate that the databases are not being backed up and that you should have already taken a backup of the databases. |
|1.||If you have not backed up your databases we recommend that you select Quit. |
If you have backed up your databases select the option I understand the risks of possible data loss. Click Continue to resume the upgrade procedure.
|9.||Your upgrade will continue. The first stages of the Skyline upgrade will be to copy the current website files to the location specified. Details of how the upgrade is proceeding are displayed. During the upgrade process duplicate records may be checked if the option is selected in the job ticket tracking table. An indication of the number of records checked out of the total number of records in the table is shown with an estimated time to complete the process. |
The check for duplicate records could take up to 2 hours.
|10.||The Upgrade Complete window opens. Click Finish.|