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Move MAS 90 to new server

Move MAS 90 to new server

Move MAS 90 to new server

(OP)
Hello!

Via other posts here and what I suspected from my brief stint working at a MAS 90 reseller 13 years ago, I have found that I can move MAS 90 for Windows 3.71 to a new server by just copying the whole \MAS90 folder and its contents, and then re-running the workstation setup on each workstation.

What I need to know is if I can move from Server 2003 32-bit to a 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 server using the same method. If it can do the move to Server 2008/2012, would it matter if that Server 2008/2012 is physical or if it's a Hyper-V guest VM?

My client can barely afford a new server, much less upgrading MAS 90 right now, otherwise, we'd upgrade, too.

Could it really be that simple?

Thank you for your help!

Gregg Hill

RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

I seriously doubt that v3.71 will run on a 64-bit Windows Server 2008 or 2012. That version is so old anything you do will be a crap-shoot as far as getting it to run. And the worse thing is that Sage will not assist at all as support for that release ended long ago.

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RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

(OP)
Unfortunately, there is no Windows Server version past 2008 that is 32-bit. Server 2008 R2 and newer are 64-bit only. It's time to have them ask Blytheco for upgrade pricing.

I had them send an Installed Applications list and it shows Blytheco enhancements, so I don't know if that would effect the "grab the whole folder and copy it" method even if it could run on 2012.

Thank you for your input.

Gregg Hill

RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

What are the enhancements? There could be a good chance they are either not using them anymore or that they became obsolete because those functions were built-in to the core program.

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RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

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I am going to have them contact Blytheco to ask if their enhancements will affect the move to a new server. I know that they use custom Crystal Reports done by Blytheco, but I think that enhancements are something else. As I mentioned before, I only support the network and not MAS 90, except for workstations setups. Now I have this pending move to deal with, which is why I came here to ask a few questions.

This company is in dire need of new equipment. Heck, they still run MAS 90 on a Windows 2000 terminal server for their remote sites!

Gregg

RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

Remember that Blytheco is not the only reseller out there. If they've only used them for periodic support, they may want to look for a company they can have an ongoing relationship with.

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RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

(OP)
I have NO problem not using Blytheco! Can you recommend a good MAS 90 reseller and support company in Orange County, CA?

RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

(OP)
Thank you, Sir!

RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

(OP)
Louie,

What a small world. The DSD where I live is run by the same person I worked for when I first got into this business back in 1999.

Gregg

RE: Move MAS 90 to new server

we have been running 3.41 on sbs2008 (64bit) for almost 4 years no issues. Do have clients on 64bit win 7too no issues

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