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Whether/How to Migrate/Upgrade Toolbox from 2006 to 2008

Question asked by Torrey Bievenour on Aug 14, 2008
Latest reply on Nov 13, 2008 by Torrey Bievenour
My company is currently upgrading from SW 2006 to SW 2008. We have a shared toolbox on a network driver. During previous upgrades, we have upgraded the shared toolbox through one of the upgrade installs on one of the workstations. This process seems to involve updating the toolbox database, but I don't think it does anything to the toolbox parts themselves.

Now that we are moving from 2006 to 2008, the question has been raised whether we should start with a fresh toolbox. Or if there are other migration/upgrade paths.

If we start with a new toolbox, we get all new parts and they don't have to be upgraded and resaved when opened. However, we would obviously lose the existing configs on all the toolbox and any of our data in the database (like part numbers for different hardware sizes).

If we use the install routine to upgrade the existing toolbox, then everything works the way it normally has. We just have to upgrade each parts when it is opened.

Are there other options (combination of above)? Are we missing out on newer features because of our very old tool box? Any suggestions on the situation in general? The toolbox and toolbox upgrades have always been a bit of a mystery.

Thanks in advance,
Torrey Bievenour
Director of Engineering
Vision Quest Lighting, Inc.