Moving Virtual TimeClock Network Server

Moving Virtual TimeClock Network Server

This article will help you quickly move the Virtual TimeClock Network Edition Server software to a new computer.

1. Locate your Virtual TimeClock Network license 
Your current license key and instructions are necessary to download the correct version and register your software on a new computer. If you need your license resent to you please contact us.

2. Ensure your license is compatible with your new computer
Verify that your current version is compatible with the operating system of your new computer using our system requirements. If your version of Virtual TimeClock Network is not compatible then you will need to upgrade. Please refer to our upgrade overview


3. Backup your data on the old computer
Launch Virtual TimeClock, select Turn Administration On from the File menu, select the Backup icon in the toolbar (shown below) and then select the Backup Now button at the bottom of the window. Save the backup to a USB or network hard drive accessible to your new computer.  

Virtual TimeClock Network Server Backup Window
 
4. Remove the program from your old computer
a. Uninstall the Virtual TimeClock Server from the old computer. 
Microsoft Windows: 
In the Virtual TimeClock Server Manager select Remove Service from the File menu.

Apple macOS:
In Virtual TimeClock Server Manager select Remove Daemon from the File menu.

 

b. Quit the Virtual TimeClock Server Manager.
c. Uninstall Virtual TimeClock Server Manager.

Microsoft Windows: 
Right click the Start menu and select Control Panel. Go to Programs and Features → Virtual TimeClockVirtual TimeClock Server → UninstallUninstall Virtual TimeClock Server.

Apple macOS:
Drag the Virtual TimeClock Server Manager application from your Applications folder to the Trash. Empty the Trash.

5. Install the program on the new computer
a. Go to the Virtual TimeClock Network download page.
b. 
Select the installer for your licensed version of Virtual TimeClock Server Manager.
c. Download and run the Virtual TimeClock Server Manager installer. Virtual TimeClock will launch automatically at the conclusion of the installation and present you with the Welcome window. 
 
6. Register the program on your new computer
a. From the Welcome window, select Enter Key and enter your license information.
 
Virtual TimeClock Network Server Welcome Window
 
b. The Status tab in the Virtual TimeClock Server Manager should display all green checkmarks, except the Database status.
 
Virtual TimeClock Server Status Window

7. Restore your database backup on the new computer
a. Select the Database tab and choose the Restore button.
b. Navigate to the location of your backup file created in step 3, select it, and select Open.
c. After the database has been restored, select the Status tab. You should now see all green checkmarks, including Database.
 
Virtual TimeClock Network Restore Database
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8. Reset your backup schedule on the new computer
With the database successfully restored, you will need to setup your backup schedule. Choose Backup from the toolbar and set the backup folder and frequency. Select Save to apply the changes.


Don't forget, you will need to once again set the new TimeClock Server computer to a have a static IP address and add exceptions to your firewall. If you do not do this then your Virtual TimeClock Network may not function properly. For help with this see our Network Edition nstallation Guide.