If you have not done so previously - downloading the latest update of TRACCS from the web is very easy.PLEASE NOTE - You should be a system administrator or equivalent - to do an update on your computer system. BEFORE YOU START - ESTABLISH A FALLBACK PLAN
BACKUP YOUR EXISTING TRACCS FILES - To protect against loss of data or unanticipated changes - you should make sure you do a full backup of your existing program files and database before doing the update.
To ensure you have a fallback plan in case anything goes wrong during the update process - you can guarantee the ability to get back to your pre-update status by doing the following
Backup the TRACCS
program files for the current version. This can be achieved fairly simply by
copying the existing TRACCS application files to an alternative folder
available for restore if necessary. There are 11 files needed to be backed
up. They reside in the folder that the TRACCS icon on users desktops points
to to access TRACCS. You can confirm these details by using the mouse to
right click on the TRACCS icon. The following screen will appear. The
actual location is the words preceeeding the word traccs.exe in the target
field. (ie in this case c:\program files\traccs )
ln this folder there are 11 files that need to be copied/backed up prior to commencing an update. They are
These constitute all the files for the current version of TRACCS you are currently running and will be overwritten by newer files in the update process
- Once you have completed making a copy of these files - you should also make a backup of the TRACCS database file. The process for doing this varies from site to site and is usually governed by internal backup policy. You should ensure that a backup has been completed immediately prior to doing the TRACCS update - and that you have tested your ability to gain access to and restore the TRACCS database. This can be done simply by running a backup and then doing a restore. Running through this process will alert you to any issues or problems with your current backup and restore procedures. This should be done by your system administrator or equivalent.
- Having completed this process - if there are any issues during the update - you simply need to copy the application files back the original TRACCS application folder, then restore the backup of the TRACCS database. This will take you back to a complete working system as it was immediately prior to commencing the update..
- PLEASE NOTE - on some networked implementations of TRACCS it may be the case that the TRACCS application files as described above are installed on each individual workstation. Updates in this case require that the application files on each workstation are updated. Therefore it is better to do the update on only one workstation initially - to test that all functionality is complete and working - prior to updating the other workstations. This is not an issue if one copy of the application files are shared across the network in one form or another.