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Moving nutraCoster 3.0 to a Different Computer

applies to: nutraCoster 3.0

These instructions describe how to transfer your nutraCoster program and data from one computer to another.

nutraCoster is licensed for installation on a single computer. When you move nutraCoster to a different computer, you must remove the nutraCoster program and data from the original computer.

These instructions cover the following situations.

  • You are running nutraCoster on a single computer.
  • You want to move nutraCoster from a workstation to your server.
  • You want to allow another workstation to access your existing copy of nutraCoster.

Moving nutraCoster from a single computer to another computer.

  1. Back up nutraCoster data on the old computer.
    • Choose Maintenance, Data Recovery, Back Up Database from the menu.
    • Specify the folder where you want to store the backup. Put the backup file on a flash drive or other location that will be visible to the new computer.
    • Click OK.

  2. Run nutraCoster Setup on the new computer. Activate nutraCoster using your original activation key.

  3. On the new computer, restore from backup.
    • Choose Maintenance, Data Recovery, Restore Database from Backup from the menu.

Note: If you have added pictures or specified nutrition Data Source Documentation, you must also move the source files, or make sure the source files are still visible from the new machine.

After you are confident that you have transferred nutraCoster successfully, you must remove nutraCoster from the old computer. Failure to do so is a violation of your user license.

Moving nutraCoster from a workstation to your server.

  1. Follow the instructions above for moving nutraCoster from a single computer to another computer.
  2. From each workstation, follow the workstation setup instructions in the nutraCoster Network Installation article.

Note: If you have added pictures or specified nutrition Data Source Documentation, you must also move the source files, or make sure the source files are still visible from the new machine.

After you are confident that you have transferred nutraCoster successfully, you must delete the COSTER3 folder from the original workstation. Failure to do so is a violation of your user license.

Allowing another workstation to access your existing copy of nutraCoster.

  1. Make sure the COSTER3 folder on your existing copy of nutraCoster is visible on the network, either by sharing the COSTER3 folder or one of its parent folders or drives.
  2. From the new workstation, follow the workstation setup instructions in the nutraCoster Network Installation article.