Partial reinstall of XPE database



Doug G
07-09-2005, 10:24 PM
Well, it looks like my PC's hard drive went south on me and I'll end up
having to reinstall XPE when I get it back from IS. The only good news is
that the partition where all of my work is done (D drive) is OK, so I will
be able to get all of my critical files restored to the new drive. Since the
D drive was where my XPE database files were installed, the question I have
is whether it is possible to reinstall the XPE database server, but have it
use the existing database files instead of recreating the database from
scratch. The database of course contained not only my original XPE SP1
components, but also all of my custom components and the many QFEs that I
have installed. Yes, I can probably recreate everything since I still have
the QFE and component files in other directories, but anything that will
save me some time in what is shaping up to be a major restoration will be
welcomed.

<vent>You know, even with backing up most of my files, starting over with a
fresh O/S install is a real PITA. As a developer, I have many, many
development packages, tools, utilities, etc., etc. that all have to be
reinstalled into XP, and then I have to rediscover all the various
customizations such as workspace layouts, preference settings, and so on. I
was so frustrated when this happened this afternoon that I felt like pinning
my badge to the back of my chair and walking out the door. And maybe it's
not too late to do that! </vent>

Doug G

Andy Allred [MS]
07-09-2005, 10:25 PM
Hi Doug,
Here's the answer on the team blog on how to retain the existing DB and
Reps:
http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/archive/2005/05/15/417550.aspx

Funny thing is that blog post was a result of a NG thread *you* started on
this very same subject almost 2 years ago. <grin> Read the blog and you'll
see i even gave you credit for it!

--
Andy

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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"Doug G" <douglas.gordon@removethis.fanucrobotics.com> wrote in message
news:Og31KP8XFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Well, it looks like my PC's hard drive went south on me and I'll end up
> having to reinstall XPE when I get it back from IS. The only good news is
> that the partition where all of my work is done (D drive) is OK, so I will
> be able to get all of my critical files restored to the new drive. Since
> the
> D drive was where my XPE database files were installed, the question I
> have
> is whether it is possible to reinstall the XPE database server, but have
> it
> use the existing database files instead of recreating the database from
> scratch. The database of course contained not only my original XPE SP1
> components, but also all of my custom components and the many QFEs that I
> have installed. Yes, I can probably recreate everything since I still have
> the QFE and component files in other directories, but anything that will
> save me some time in what is shaping up to be a major restoration will be
> welcomed.
>
> <vent>You know, even with backing up most of my files, starting over with
> a
> fresh O/S install is a real PITA. As a developer, I have many, many
> development packages, tools, utilities, etc., etc. that all have to be
> reinstalled into XP, and then I have to rediscover all the various
> customizations such as workspace layouts, preference settings, and so on.
> I
> was so frustrated when this happened this afternoon that I felt like
> pinning
> my badge to the back of my chair and walking out the door. And maybe it's
> not too late to do that! </vent>
>
> Doug G
>
>

Doug G
07-09-2005, 10:25 PM
Thanks, Andy. As I recall, at that time I was concerned about moving to a
new PC. Now I'm basically at the same point, but not voluntarily this time.
I really am getting too old to be in this business!

Doug

"Andy Allred [MS]" <andyall@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:eouaEyBYFHA.3760@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hi Doug,
> Here's the answer on the team blog on how to retain the existing DB and
> Reps:
> http://blogs.msdn.com/embedded/archive/2005/05/15/417550.aspx
>
> Funny thing is that blog post was a result of a NG thread *you* started on
> this very same subject almost 2 years ago. <grin> Read the blog and you'll
> see i even gave you credit for it!
>
> --
> Andy
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
>
> ------------------
> "Doug G" <douglas.gordon@removethis.fanucrobotics.com> wrote in message
> news:Og31KP8XFHA.1148@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > Well, it looks like my PC's hard drive went south on me and I'll end up
> > having to reinstall XPE when I get it back from IS. The only good news
is
> > that the partition where all of my work is done (D drive) is OK, so I
will
> > be able to get all of my critical files restored to the new drive. Since
> > the
> > D drive was where my XPE database files were installed, the question I
> > have
> > is whether it is possible to reinstall the XPE database server, but have
> > it
> > use the existing database files instead of recreating the database from
> > scratch. The database of course contained not only my original XPE SP1
> > components, but also all of my custom components and the many QFEs that
I
> > have installed. Yes, I can probably recreate everything since I still
have
> > the QFE and component files in other directories, but anything that will
> > save me some time in what is shaping up to be a major restoration will
be
> > welcomed.
> >
> > <vent>You know, even with backing up most of my files, starting over
with
> > a
> > fresh O/S install is a real PITA. As a developer, I have many, many
> > development packages, tools, utilities, etc., etc. that all have to be
> > reinstalled into XP, and then I have to rediscover all the various
> > customizations such as workspace layouts, preference settings, and so
on.
> > I
> > was so frustrated when this happened this afternoon that I felt like
> > pinning
> > my badge to the back of my chair and walking out the door. And maybe
it's
> > not too late to do that! </vent>
> >
> > Doug G
> >
> >
>
>


Partial reinstall of XPE database