DREAM Update utility

1.DREAM UPDATE #

1. CONFIGURATION

To configure Dreamupd for the first use
1.1. How to run the program
1.2. Configuration

2. MIGRATION

To migrate from old Dream_Upd.mde to new Dreamupdate and other uses
2.1. Migration

3. DATABASE BACKUP MANAGEMENT

To configure backups and DreamCen client automatic update
3.1. 1. Backup configuration
3.1.2. Backups functions

4. SCHEDULE TASK

To configure schedule tasks for backup and software update
4.1. Scheduled task
4.1.1. Database creation
4.1.2 Tasks Schedules in Windows Server2003

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1.1.Running DREAM UPDATE #

Download the last release of DreamUpd from the Ftp Server

FROM THE FTP SERVER DOWNLOAD: DREAMUpd_xxxxxx.zip
LOCATED IN: \Dream\dreams\DREAM_UPD

UNZIP THE FILE IN YOUR DREAM_SRV FOLDER INSIDE A FOLDER NAMED
• DREAMUpd

DOUBLE CLICK ON DREAMUpdate.exe TO START THE APPLICATION

 

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1.2.Configuring DREAM UPDATE #

First of all configure the application

IN THE CONFIGURATION PANEL CLICK THE BUTTON ADD

 

CHOOSE THE DATABASE TYPE

 

CHOOSE DATABASE SOURCE AND CLICK TEST CONNECTION

 

SET DEFAULT OR TYPE THE CORRECT PASSWORD FOR “sa”

 

CLICK SET SQL ADMINISTRATOR

 

CLICK SET DREAMUSER

 

TYPE DOWN THE CORRECT PASSWORD OR USE DEFAULT AND CLICK CONFIRM

 

CLICK CONFIRM

 

THE CONFIGURATION IS COMPLETE !
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1.3.Migration to the new DREAM UPDATE #

This function is required to prepare the existing database to be managed by the new DREAMUpdate software. This operation must be done only once for database.

WARNING:
THERE ARE SOME REQUIRED OPERATIONS TO BE DONE BEFORE THE MIGRATION
– No one should use the DreamCen software during the processing
– First make a FULL DATABASE BACKUP
(using the DB Management software “es SQL.Management Studio”)

Note: Migration can be used also to do others operation on the database like transform MSSQL in MySQL database but these use actually are not supported.

CLICK ON “SEARCH” button

 

• SEARCH FOR THE DATABASE SOURCE YOU WANT TO USE
• TYPE THE SOURCE -> TYPE
• TYPE THE PASSWORD OF “sa” OR USE WINDOWS AUTHENTICATION IF THE SOFTWARE IS ON THE SAME SERVER OF THE DATABASE
• CLICK SEARCH

 

• SELECT DATABASE
• CLICK CONFIRM

 

REVIEW ALL THE DATA AND BE SURE THEY’RE CORRECT
• CLICK CONFIRM

 

• ATTEMPT THE END OF THE PROCESS
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1.4.Backup Management #

Backup Configuration

• GO TO BACKUP PANEL
• CLICK ADD

 

• CHOOSE THE DATABASE AND CLICK CONFIRM

 

 

• LOCATE THE MAIN UPDATE SERVER FOLDER FOR DREAMCEN CLIENT

 

• LOCATE THE DATABASE BACKUP FOLDER

 

• BACKUP CONFIGURATION COMPLETE

 

BACKUP FUNCTIONS

From this section you can create and restore backup and send to DREAM central control and backup service.The new dreamupdate permit also to automatically upgrade the dreamCen software with a scheduled task (see next section)

INCREMENTAL                       ->                 MAKE INCREMENTAL BACKUP

FULL                                       ->                 MAKE FULL BACKUP

AUTOMATIC                           ->                 MAKE SYNC BACKUP WITH DREAMAPI SERVICE

RESTORE                               ->                 RESTORE EXISTING BACKUP

SEND                                      ->                 SEND BACKUP(S) TO DREAM FTP

CLIENT UPDATE                    ->                 UPDATE DREAMCEN CLIENT PROGRAM

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1.5.How to create a Full Backup with DreamUpdate #

Start dreamupdate (usually the executable is in c:\dream_srv\dreamupdate folder)

1) Select the database

2) Click on “Full”

3) Annotate the backup destination folder shown in the field _BKF

4) Wait for the “Database Backup: Complete” message box

5) Use File Explore to find the backup file in the folder you have annotate in point 3

 

6) Finally remember to close the dreamupdate software

 

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1.6.Scheduled TASKS #

Task Scheduler is present in all the various versions of Windows and helps the user to schedule the automatic execution of many tasks. In this case we configure two scheduled task both for the UPDATE of dreamCen software and for BACKUP and send. YOU CAN DISABLE the OLD dream scheduled tasks for the same purposes.

• Click on Start -> Control Panel ( WITH Administrator privileges)
• Click Admistrative Tools
• Click on Tasks Scheduler
• Click on Tasks Scheduler Library ->New Folder

CREATE THE TASK TO BACKUP THE DATABASE ON THE CLOUD

• TYPE NAME “ DREAM UPD” AND CLICK OK
• CLICK ON DREAM UPD ->CREATE TASK
• ENTER NAME -> CLICK ON “RUN WHETHER USER IS LOGGED ON OR NOT”
• CLICK ON “RUN WITH HIGHEST PRIVILIEGES”
• CLICK ON THE TRIGGERS TAB
• SET DAILY AND START HOURS AFTER PRESS OK [USE 17:00:00 AS STANDARD]
• CLICK ON THE ACTIONS SCHEDULED
• CLICK NEW
• CLICK BROWSE -> CHOSE DREAMupdate_console.exe
TYPE IN ADD ARGUMENTS “-backup CEN
INSERT THE PASSWORD
AND CLICK on OK

VERIFY THAT THE TASK IS ENABLED 

 

CREATE THE TASK TO AUTO-UPDATE THE SOFTWARE

• TYPE IN ADD ARGUMENTS “-update CEN

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1.7.Scheduled TASKS on Windows Server 2003 #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1.8.DATABASE Creation #

Use this section to create a new database for DreamCen, DreamFar, DreamMag, DreamLab.

 

  • SELECT THE SERVICE
  • CHOOSE THE ID AND NAME
  • SELECT THE SERVER
  • CLICK CONFIRM
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