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How to reinstall SIM and preserve the database

Dan Stebbins
Advisor

How to reinstall SIM and preserve the database

I need to reinstall SIM, but I want to preserve my database and use it with the reinstalled SIM. Is this possible?
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KPark
Advisor

Re: How to reinstall SIM and preserve the database

Dan,
Do you have an existing problem with Sim? If so, retaining the existing database may not be the best solution. Can you give me a few more details?
Dan Stebbins
Advisor

Re: How to reinstall SIM and preserve the database

Yes, I have a problem with SIM. Since upgrading from 5.0 SP3 to SP5, the GUI will not start. An earlier post on that problem got no response. I think SIM is actually running OK based on logs and alerts, so the DB might also be OK. I just don't have a GUI.
Dan Stebbins
Advisor

Re: How to reinstall SIM and preserve the database

The process is relatively simple. I uninstalled and reinstalled SIM. It created a new database (we use SQL Server). I was careful to use the same credentials as the original installation. I edited the database.props file to point to the old database and DSN and I'm back up with the old database and a functioning GUI.
Dan Stebbins
Advisor

Re: How to reinstall SIM and preserve the database

Edit database.props