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Migrate MyWorkDrive Server to a new machine

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To migrate to a new MyWorkDrive Server following the server setup procedure below:

Setup a new MWD server – please download and install our latest version by logging into the portal here,  Follow the Server Setup document.  The new server will run in trial mode for up to 15 days (see serial # migration notes below).

If the MyWorkDrive Server will host files directly (instead of pointing to network shares), migrate the data to the new server and recreate the same folders, permissions and shares. Upgrade the old server to the same version of MyWorkDrive as the new server (5.2 or higher).

Using the backup option under settings backup the old settings to exportsettings.zip. On the new server under setting choose import and import the old server settings.

The new server will now be live with the same shares and settings as the old server. Review the admin page to verify folder shares and settings.

Cloud Connector Migration:

If you wish to keep your old cloud connector host name ( yourcompany.myworkdrive.net) simply change the name on the old server so that your host name is now available on the new server under settings – Cloud Connector.  For example:  acme.myworkdrive.net on old server is changed to acmeold.myworkdrive.net and new server is then set to acme.myworkdrive.net   Please note it may take up to 1 hour for the host name to resolve to the new server through our relays.

Serial number migration:

Email support to let us know you are moving your license to a new server.  We will set your license to allow an additional activation.   Once you receive notification from us re-input the license key in your new server admin panel setting page and your license will then be active on the new server.   Notify us when complete and we will deactivate your old server.