1 of 1 people found this helpful
Windows Server 2008 R2 is probably out of the compatibility window for Goldmine 7. You have to keep Windows Server, SQL Server and Goldmine within the same compatibility window. Goldmine has been quite generous in keeping wide compatibility with many generations of Microsoft products but sooner or later you'll have to upgrade.
Thanks for the reply. If we were still actively using it I would definitely upgrade. But we only use it once one twice a month for historical queries.
It might be simplest, then, to create a virtual machine and house it in there.
There is a utility from Microsoft that can take the physical hard drive(s) of the current server and create virtual hard drive files out of them.
With those files, you can then create a virtual machine, boot it up and access it when need-be without having to maintain the hardware, long-term.
You want to install it because you want to move GoldMine from an old server to the Wind 2008 server.
Then you can copy the whole GoldMine folder.
You will however also have to install a BDEAdmin function to make the connection MSSQL.
Also make sure that the compatibility of the database you create/restore is set to the correct lvl (8)
What is the reason why you're choosing not to upgrade to GoldMine Premium Edition?
Hope this helps,
GoldMine 7 doesn't use the BDE. That was only with GoldMine 6.7 and earlier.
GoldMine 7 supports SQL Server 2005, so you can actually use compatibility level 9.