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    Although CS Time boasts an auto update facility, this is not to be confused with upgrading from one version to the next. Upgrading from older versions require manual intervention. The auto update ensures once already on CS Time, the software remains current with the latest release available on the CS Time website.




    To ensure a successful upgrade one needs to follow the following steps carefully:

    Step 1: TNA 6 data checks

    Before you start you need to make sure that your database is in a good condition.

    1. Make a backup of your TNA 6 data in an easy to find folder using the TNA 6 Backup Module.
    2. Close and keep closed the TNA 6 Server Module and any other open TNA modules on your computer and on the network.
    3. Open the TNA 6 Configuration module, click on the File drop down menu and select File Manager.
    4. Click on Tag All and click on the Freshen button. This may take some time to complete as all your data records are written to new database files.
    5. When you see error messages, click on Retry.
    6. When the Freshen is done, click on Verify Guids.
    7. When you see error messages, click on Ok.
    8. When the process is complete close the File Manager and the Configuration module.

    Step 2: Backup your TNA 6 data

    Make a new backupof your TNA 6 data in an easy to find folder using the TNA 6 Backup Module.

    Step 3: Uninstall TNA 6

    To prevent any problems with employees working in the wrong version or clockings collected to the wrong database, please uninstall TNA 6 using the option in Windows Control Panel to remove software packages.

    Step 4: Install the latest version of CS Time

    1. Run the installation file of the latest version.
      1. The default installation path for CS Time is C:\TNA Programs\CS Time
    2. Make sure all the CS Time application users have full read and write permissions to the CS Time folders.
    3. To help prevent data corruption, please do the following after installation:
      1. Exclude the CS Time application and data files from real-time scanning by your anti-virus software.
      2. Exclude the CS Time data folder from any automatic backups or make sure quiet timeis set in CS Time.

    Step 5: Restore your TNA 6 data

    1. Open the CS Time Backup module and choose the restore option.
    2. Select the last backup file created in step 2.
    3. When you need to select the folder you want to restore the data to, browse to C:\TNA Programs\CS Time\Data and start the restore process.
    4. Close the Backup module when the restore is complete.

    Step 6: Upgrading the data

    1. You will now need to run the Server Module first in order for it to Auto upgrade all your data. Instead of just opening Server module, open the Run option from your Windows Start Menu and click on the Browse button.  Navigate to the CS Time application folder (see Step 4:a i).  Find and double-click on serve32.exe. The full path will now appear in the Open field. Add /setlogpath to the end of the line and click on OK.  See the screenshot below.
      You only need to do this once and it will prevent any Replicate error messages popping up in the future.



    1. The CS Time Automatic File Manager will open and will run through all the data files to upgrade it.  DO NOT INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS or you will have to restart at Step 5.




    1. Once all the files have been upgraded the following message will appear due to the /setlogpath parameter we used earlier.



    1. Click on Yes to open a window which will point to your CS Time Data path and click on OK to set the log path.
    2. Now the CS Time Server module will open.

    Step 7: Activate CS Time

    The following message will be displayed when you first log into the User of Configuration Module. Please contact your CS Time Dealer for a new activation code.




    When you have your licensing information ready, follow the instructions found in the document on registering your software.

    Step 8: Network copies

    If you have TNA installed on multiple workstations across the network you will need to uninstall TNA 6 and install CS Time on these computers as well.  As mentioned in Step 3 the users who require access CS Time will need to have full read and write access to the CS Time files.

    Before installing on your client computers find the check.tps file in your CS Time Data folder and edit it using Notepad.  Under the [Replication]section change the LogPathto a UNC path e.g. if you have shared the CS Time data folder as CSTimeData:  \\servername\CSTimeData. Save the file.

    Once you have installed CS Time on a workstation, open the CSTime.ini file found in C:\Program Data\CSTime and change the DataPath4 to point to the networked CS Time data. The netpath no longer applies and can be removed if present.

    Now you are ready to start using CS Time.  It may be necessary to change your shift configuration to make use of some of the new features - please contact your CS Time dealer for assistance.


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    Page last modified 09:30, 11 Apr 2014 by cay-lynne CS Time/TNA Documents > Upgrading Versions > TNA6 TPS to CS Time TPS


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