Yes, you can upgrade from 2009 to 2010 on multiple machines. I setup 4 machine to run in different projects. Speeds up the updates
Hello Robert, do you use the task scheduller because when i start it they block the vault on the user name is log on ? can you give me the receipt? Thank You.
I log in as an admin on both all the machines I use. Same log in will allow you to get to the vault. The scheduler does work, I just finished updating from 2009 to 2010.
I also turn off all add-ons in solidworks so they will not start up during the update. Including the PDMWorks Add-on. This this info came from SolidWorks.
1. Turn off all add-ons so they will not start up.
2. Log in the Scheduler as the same admin profile.
3. Do different projects on the different machine. (We are setup with main projects and sub projects.)
I have been doing this for 2007 to 2008, 2008 to 2099, and 2009 to 2010.
The Task Scheduler with Network Monitor / Distributed File Conversion option will only work on data in plain old Windows file folders.
It will not work with the vault directly, you will need to update the vault from a single workstation or from a server that also has SolidWorks installed..
Is updating the Vault files a good thing to do? I've never updated the vault files as I have concerns that models/assemblies may mess up. Has anybody had any bad experiences with doing the updates?
It is certainly possible for models to break when updating. Whether you want to take the risk is up to you. We usually don't update "old" projects, just the ones we are currently working on.
I used all 18 computers to upgrade our vault. Reason for this is the size. 200 gigs of information would take me months with one machine. So, yes, you can use multiple machines, because the vault is not locked to the pdmwadmin.
Another suggestion, use x64 machines if you have them. Make sure you uncheck the Workgroup Addin as well. I am not sure if 2010 has the problem, but 2009, with the addin on, periodically it would ask you to do a "save as". That is a big problem unless you are ok watching the upgrade. I would rather stick a needle in my head then to have to watch that.
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