LMS 3.1 Reinstall

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Hello Is there any way to backup the licenses files to completely reinstall OS and LMS?

I'm having a lot of error since I upgraded to LMS 3.1 for Windows (for example: JRM server is down or inaccessible for this user). As I was using an Spanish Windows 2003 Server, I'm thinking about reinstallin an Englis Windows 2003 Server.

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Correct Answer by Joe Clarke about 7 years 5 months ago

It's time to reinstall LMS from scratch.

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Joe Clarke Mon, 05/11/2009 - 09:44

Yes, installing on a non-US version of Windows will definitely cause problems.

If all you want to do is retain your licenses, then just backup the *.lic files under NMSROOT\etc\licenses. When you reinstall LMS, make sure Daemon Manager is down, then copy the backed up .lic files to NMSROOT\etc\licenses.

However, if you do a full LMS backup, the licenses will be backed up as well. You can then restore that backup, and your licenses will be restored.

Joe Clarke Mon, 05/11/2009 - 10:49

This problem points to either a corrupt database, or a corrupt database transaction log. However, if you really didn't do much with LMS since you installed on an unsupported OS, a full backup might be pointless. If you want to try the full backup, I can provide the steps to try transaction log recovery.

Joe Clarke Mon, 05/11/2009 - 10:53

Shutdown Daemon Manager, then delete NMSROOT\databases\cmf\cmf.log if it exists. Then run:

NMSROOT\objects\db\win32\dbsrv10 -f NMSROOT\databases\cmf\cmf.db

NMSROOT is the path into which LMS is installed.

After running that command, try running the backup with Daemon Manager down:

NMSROOT\bin\perl NMSROOT\bin\backup.pl ...

If that does not work, then you should just take your license backup, and start again on a supported OS.


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