Moving from one Edition of PaperCut to Another
To move from PaperCut Edition X to PaperCut Edition Y (also known as a cross-grade) follow the steps described below:
Use the following procedure to move PaperCut from one edition to another without setting/data loss. The procedure takes around 30 minutes. It is also possible to upgrade versions while changing editions (i.e. there is no need to match version numbers).
In summary, the process involves backing up the data, uninstalling the old edition, installing the new, then restoring the data. All database backups are compatible between editions.
[appdir]\server\data\backups\. The filename will look like: “export-<timestamp>.zip” ( E.g. export-2008–01–18T14–22–03.zip ). Make sure you copy this file somewhere safe, and importantly outside of the PaperCut directory.
server.propertiesfile to point to your existing database as explained in the manual here.
my-ssl-keystore(or similarly named) from the old
[app-dir]/server/customdirectory to the new one. Also copy the following parameters from the old
[app-dir]/server/server.propertiesto the new one: server.ssl.keystore, server.ssl.keystore-password, server.ssl.key-password.
If, during this process, you have also upgraded software versions (i.e. 9.2 to 11.4) please review the upgrade instructions. For larger sites it includes post-upgrade test plans which you may find useful.
To upgrade from PaperCut Quota to PaperCut NG follow the upgrading procedure listed in this KB article here:
If you have any questions about this process please email support.
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