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faq:misc [2019/01/29 02:36]
digital man [SBBSList] Updated with links to dynamically generated HTML versions of the list
faq:misc [2019/07/25 01:46] (current)
digital man [Migration] Mention the fact you can migrate to a different OS. Mention the xtrn sub-dir.
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-You can simply copy the Synchronet directory tree (e.g. ''​C:​\SBBS''​),​ complete with all sub-directories,​ to the new computer+You can simply copy the Synchronet directory tree (e.g. ''​C:​\SBBS''​),​ complete with all sub-directories,​ to the new computer, even if the new computer is running a different operating system!
  
-Synchronet doesn'​t **require** //​installation//​ on a computer, but if you wish to, you can [[:​install:​]] Synchronet on the new computer and then simply over-write the installed files with your migrated files.+Synchronet doesn'​t **require** //​installation//​ on a computer, but if you wish to, you can [[:​install:​]] Synchronet on the new computer and then simply over-write the newly-installed files with your old/migrated files.
  
 If the target (new) computer is running Windows and you choose not to install, then you may want to create a shortcut to ''​sbbsctrl.exe''​ in your Windows ''​Startup''​ folder (so it will automatically run when you login) and/or install the [[:​monitor:​ntsvcs|Synchronet NT Services]] (which can run without logging-in as a user). If the target computer is running Windows //Vista// or later, then you'll also want to follow the solution to this [[:​faq:​win#​sbbsexecdll|FAQ]] as well. For 16-bit DOS program support, the Synchronet Windows NT FOSSIL driver (''​sbbsexec.dll''​) must also be copied to the Windows ''​System32''​ folder. See [[/​faq:​win#​sbbsexecdll|the sbbsexec.dll FAQ]] for details. If the target (new) computer is running Windows and you choose not to install, then you may want to create a shortcut to ''​sbbsctrl.exe''​ in your Windows ''​Startup''​ folder (so it will automatically run when you login) and/or install the [[:​monitor:​ntsvcs|Synchronet NT Services]] (which can run without logging-in as a user). If the target computer is running Windows //Vista// or later, then you'll also want to follow the solution to this [[:​faq:​win#​sbbsexecdll|FAQ]] as well. For 16-bit DOS program support, the Synchronet Windows NT FOSSIL driver (''​sbbsexec.dll''​) must also be copied to the Windows ''​System32''​ folder. See [[/​faq:​win#​sbbsexecdll|the sbbsexec.dll FAQ]] for details.
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 If you customized any of your executable modules (e.g. ''​*.js''​),​ you'll also want copy the following directory: If you customized any of your executable modules (e.g. ''​*.js''​),​ you'll also want copy the following directory:
   * ''​[[dir:​mods]]''​   * ''​[[dir:​mods]]''​
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 +If you installed any new doors in the ''​xtrn''​ directory or your users used any of the stock-installed doors and you'd like to retain that data, you'll also want to copy the following directory:
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 +  * ''​[[dir:​xtrn]]''​
    
 **Note:** Sysop-installed (e.g. not from [[:​dev:​CVS]]) or modified modules should not normally be stored in your ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​ directory, but if they were, then you'll want to copy those over as well. **Note:** Sysop-installed (e.g. not from [[:​dev:​CVS]]) or modified modules should not normally be stored in your ''​[[dir:​exec]]''​ directory, but if they were, then you'll want to copy those over as well.

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