Upgrading Reflection for the Web
Technical Note 2594
Last Reviewed 08-Mar-2012
Applies To
Reflection for the Web 2011 (All Editions)
Summary

You can upgrade an earlier version of Reflection for the Web to Reflection for the Web 2011 on a different machine by following the specific steps described in this technical note.

Upgrading Reflection for the Web to Another Machine

To upgrade an earlier version of Reflection for the Web to another machine, you must closely replicate the environment of the original installation.

  1. Copy the Reflection Server directory from the original machine to a new machine that has the same name. When you copy, be sure that you copy the entire Reflection Server directory to the same location on the new machine. Make note of this path; you will be required to provide it later.
  2. Install Reflection for the Web 2011 on the new machine. After the files are copied, you are prompted to run a configuration utility. Be sure to run the Configuration Upgrade Utility; do not run the Initial Configuration Utility even if this is the selected default.
  3. The Configuration Upgrade Utility prompts you to specify the directory where Reflection was previously installed. The displayed default should not be used; instead, specify the path of the previous installation that you used in Step 1.

As part of the configuration upgrade process, settings for sessions you created in the previous version of Reflection for the Web (stored in the ReflectionData folder) are migrated to the appropriate location for the upgraded version of Reflection for the Web.

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