Preparing for Installation

Preparing for Installation

This topic describes the procedures you will undertake prior to installing proCube.

Backing up your database

Before upgrading from an earlier version of proCube, back up, ideally to separate media, your database *.OLP file.

Determining the number of instances to install

Multiple instances of proCube Server can be installed on each physical server, and you will be prompted later in the installation process to choose how many instances you would like to install.

Multiple instances increase performance across different databases. Each instance operates in its own memory space, meaning that each process is independent of the other, resulting in greater performance for functions such as recalculations and data loading that are processor intensive.

During installation, you are prompted for the number of instances you wish to install. Additional instances can be added later by using the Instance Manager. Information on managing instances is described in Adding multiple instances.

Removing previous versions of proCube

Before you can install proCube V8, you will need to stop the proCube Instance Router (if applicable) and remove all previous versions of proCube from your machine or server.

If proCube is currently installed and you are upgrading to a more recent version of proCube,  you can perform an upgrade without first uninstalling. Go to Upgrading proCube (and later).

Verifying current version

To determine if your version of proCube is prior to proCube V8:

  1. Launch proCube.

  2. Select Help, About proCube from the menu to display the version number at the bottom of the dialog.

Stopping the proCube server

Prior to removing proCube from a machine that is also running proCube Server, you are required to stop the proCube Server.

To stop the proCube Server (proCube versions 6 and 7):

  1. From the Start menu, select Programs, proCube, proCube Server Control Program. Note that the right-hand side may be grayed out.


Figure 1.    proCube Server Control Program

  1. On the window's left side, select the proCube server (e.g., NY_SRV1.) The right-hand frame automatically populates with information about the proCube server's status.

  2. Click Stop and close the window.

The proCube server stops. Next you can remove application components.

Removing the proCube application components

Using the “Remove” process automatically removes all proCube components on a machine (i.e., Client and Server). If you want to remove only one proCube component, use the “Modify” option.

To remove all proCube components, including both client and server:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings, Control Panel to open the following window:


Figure 2.    Control Panel

  1. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. The following dialog appears with a list of installed programs:


Figure 3.    Add/Remove Programs

  1. On the left-hand side of the window, click Change or Remove Programs.

  2. Scroll down and select the proCube application. Selecting proCube highlights the program.

  3. Click Change. The proCube Setup - Application Maintenance page appears:


Figure 4.    proCube Setup - Application Maintenance

  1. Select Remove, then click Next >. The following page appears:

Figure 5.    proCube Uninstall

  1. Click Next > to continue. The Updating System page appears to show progress.

If a message appears alerting you that the proCube server has not been stopped, go to Stopping the proCube server, stop the server, and then return to Removing the proCube application components.

  1. When the page with the title "proCube has been successfully uninstalled" appears, click Finish to complete the removal process.




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