We are trying to upgrade a NAVISION 3.56 (DOS) to NAV2009, so it will be running stable on Server 2008/2012.
NAV2009 is able to process the backup, nice. Strange thing is, it is only restoring Tables + Data, into the 50000 object range. Problem is, it is only restoring Tables, not other object. (We are sure we are using a full backup)
It should be possible to restore Forms (windows) Reports an Code (functions).
Does anybody remember how to backup and restore objects from the DOS version. Tried to figure out myself, but the only version available is Danish, so that is not helping either.
as far as I remember, no, only tabledata will be restored, with additional fields with an x before the name. So... try and error:
1. restore into an empty database
2. restore into a database with NAV2009 objects
Could behave differently. But anyway, upping to 2009 means importing the data only, and to create a migration routine to transform the data to 2009 shape. It would be better to import into a NAV2.60 database and convert from there. Both is a lot of work, more like a reimplementation of the system.
Regarding "stable" on Server 2008/2012: How about running a Server 2000 VM? Server 2000 runs fine with NAVISION 3.56.
with best regards
Thanks, we are first going to try Server 2000 option (when acceptable for network people). If not, 2.60 and a lot of work.