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Moving Surround SCM and PostgreSQL Servers Between Computers
This article explains how to move Surround SCM and PostgreSQL databases from one server computer to another using the pgAdmin III tool. pgAdmin is automatically installed with PostgreSQL on Windows. If you use Mac or Linux, download pgAdmin after installing PostgreSQL.
Back up the source PostgreSQL database
Create a backup of the Surround SCM Server database and any other databases that host mainline branches you want to move to the destination computer. See Backing Up Databases.
Install the Surround SCM Server and PostgreSQL on the destination computer
Run the Surround SCM installer on the destination computer to install the Surround SCM Server and PostgreSQL. An empty PostgreSQL database is automatically created.
Note: Do not start the Surround SCM Server.
Restore the source PostgreSQL database to the destination computer
Configure the Surround SCM Server database on the destination computer
Create RDBMS connections and add existing mainline branches to the destination server
If you moved other databases to the destination computer, you must create RDBMS connections to them in Surround SCM and add the existing mainline branches to the new server. See the help for information about adding RDBMS connections and restoring RDBMS mainline branches to a different server.