The HDConfigTransfer tool really shouldn't take more than a few seconds to run so I'd try running it seperately and see if you get any error messages. To run it alone open a Command Prompt and navigate to the Touchpaper.Framework\Bin folder and execute the tool with the following syntax:
Touchpaper.Tools.HDConfigTransfer.exe <DatabaseProvider> <ConnectionString>
Both parameters can be found in your tps.config file, for example:
Touchpaper.Tools.HDConfigTransfer.exe MSSQLServer server=localhost;uid=sa;pwd=password;database=itbm
The tool will return the word "Starting..." while its processing and if there are any problems it should at least print some information back to you with an error message.
Thanks a lot for that, worked perfectly and provided full output in the command line. Took all of 7 seconds to successfully complete. As a suggestion, might it be a good idea in the future upgrade manuals to include the command line options where available??
Many Thanks for your help,
I'm glad that got it sorted. Ironically the upgrade guide did use to explain the command line parameters for the tools - then we added the GUI interface! I'm not sure what stopped the HDConfigTransfer tool working for you, hopefully its a one-off or something very specific to your database/environment.
For future reference you can run any of the tools directly and most use the same parameters. If you run them from Command Prompt without any parameters they will print out usage instructions.