How To Upgrade Octopus

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How To Upgrade Octopus

  1. 1. HOW TO UPGRADE OCTOPUS TO A NEW VERSION ?
  2. 2. Process <ul><li>Forewords </li></ul><ul><li>Uninstall the old Octopus client </li></ul><ul><li>Install the new Octopus client </li></ul><ul><li>Migrate your database </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>OCTOPUS is an ‘agile’ software: </li></ul><ul><li>It means that on the contrary to most system, new versions are released very frequently </li></ul><ul><li>So check regularly the website: an issue or a limitation that you face, may be resolved in a more recent issue </li></ul><ul><li>This does not mean that OCTOPUS is unstable ! </li></ul><ul><li>It just means that it is continuously improving, according to the needs of its users </li></ul><ul><li>The development team follows a state-of-the-art process that prevent the regression a new bugs ( Test-drived development) </li></ul><ul><li>The released version are extensively tested, and their stability is guarranteed </li></ul>Forewords
  4. 4. 1. Uninstall your old Octopus client <ul><li>! Don’t worry, your data is still stored in your computer and you will not face any difficulty to upgrade it! </li></ul><ul><li>Go to ‘Configuration Panel’ </li></ul><ul><li>Go to ‘Uninstall an application’ </li></ul><ul><li>Select ‘Octopus Microfinance’ and click on ‘Uninstall’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. 2. Download and install the latest version <ul><li>Download the ‘Client Octopus’ available on the website </li></ul><ul><li>Run the .exe file and read the Terms of Use </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3. Migrate your data <ul><li>Start the application from your desktop </li></ul><ul><li>This message appears: </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the button </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Upgrade data’ </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3. Migrate your data <ul><li>Your database is the automatically upgraded ! </li></ul>
  8. 8. ! When restarting the software, you may see this: <ul><li>Click on ‘Edit settings’ and re-enter the connection parameters </li></ul>
  9. 9. Reminder: connection settings <ul><li>Server: </li></ul><ul><li>- ‘ IP address of the server’sqlexpress </li></ul><ul><li>- or ‘name of the computer’sqlexpress </li></ul><ul><li>- For instance: ‘Vincent-PCsqlexpress’ </li></ul><ul><li>Database: </li></ul><ul><li>name of your branch </li></ul>
  10. 10. Reminder: connection settings <ul><li>User name: sa </li></ul><ul><li>Password: </li></ul><ul><li>password saved during the configuration of SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>(in our case: octopus ). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Reminder: connection settings <ul><li>Click on ‘Continue’ </li></ul><ul><li>(the application restarts and your data will be upgraded) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Any comments? Contact us at [email_address] © Octopus Microfinance 2009

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