GeneWeb - Recovering a database
Installing a new version of GeneWeb,
you probably want to continue using your database.
If you are not a specialist of interactive commands, use the program
gwsetup which tells you how to do
that (you can ignore the rest of the present chapter).
Otherwise, here is the way to do it by interactive commands.
If you started from a GEDCOM file, and you did not make modifications,
or very few of them, the better is to restart by launching the new
version of "ged2gwb". From a version to another, this program may have
been improved: new treated fields, new options.
On the other hand, if you had started from an empty base or from a
GEDCOM file and you made modifications, follow the following
- Move your base from the directory of the old version of GeneWeb
to the new one. If your base's name is "smith", this is the directory
"smith.gwb" you have to move.
- Launch the new "gwd" and look if your base is accepted or not by
trying to consult it in the navigator.
- If it is not, you must recreate it. Do the following operations:
Put "smith.gwb" back in the old directory
Launch a window of interactive commands. Go to the old directory (command "cd")
gwu smith.gwb > foo.gw
Remark: this command was named "gwb2gw" in previous versions. If you have
it with this name, use it.
Copy the file "foo.gw" in the new directory.
In the window of interactive commands, go to the new directory (command "cd")
gwc -nc foo.gw -o smith
Launch the new daemon and check that your base is accepted. It should be.
You can now delete the file "foo.gw" and "foo.gwo", this last one being
created by "gwc", became unuseful. But you can also keep "foo.gw" as
a save of your base.
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