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In case something goes wrong with the upgrade, it is important that you have a backup of the old installation to allow you to revert to the older version.

 

Locate the Application folder

To backup the application files, you must first identify the specific location of the application files on your local server. This is chosen at the time of the initial installation and can vary from server to server. The application folder can be found by first locating the application path mapped in IIS and then traversing up one directory.

  1. Open the IIS manager in one of the following two ways.
     

    1. Using the Start button:

      1. Right-click the Start button, and then select Control Panel (6th context menu item from the bottom) to open the Control Panel.

      2. Click System and Security and then click Administrative Tools.

      3. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
         

    2. Using the Charms menu Search box:

      1. Move the mouse cursor to the top right corner of the screen to bring out the Charms menu and move it down to click Search.
      2. In the Search box, type inetmgr and press Enter.

  1. When the IIS Manager window opens (as shown below), expand the Default Web Site node under the Sites node in the Connections pane on the left. Click the ExamDeveloper application folder (for this example it is named as ExamDeveloper), to view Actions options on the right side pane. Click Basic Settings.
  2. In the Edit Application pop-up window that opens as shown below, note the path in the Physical path text box.
  3. Traverse up one directory to find the application folder, which in our example is C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ExamDeveloper\.

Locate the Upload Directory and back it up

  1. Using Notepad or a suitable text file editor, open the appSettings.config file in <ExtractedFolder>\configs\ folder.
  2. The Upload Directory is the folder <AppData>, which in our example is C:\ExamDeveloperData\, which can be found in the path mentioned in the value of the key "DataRoot" as shown below.
  3. Copy the upload folder and paste it into a safe backup location.

Make Backup of Application and Micro-Services Folders (Only for ExamDeveloper version 7.1702 or less)

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Skip this step for ExamDeveloper version 7.1704 and above.

Copy the application and services folders to a safe backup location for archival purposes.

The paths of the application and services folders to be backed up in our example are as below:

  1. ExamDeveloper: C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ExamDeveloper\ (<ExtractedFolder>)
  2. EDRS: C:\EDRS\ExamDeveloper\ (<EDRSInstallDir>)
  3. EDSS: C:\EDSS\ExamDeveloper\ (<EDSSInstallDir>)
  4. EDQSS: C:\EDQSS\ExamDeveloper\ (<EDQSSInstallDir>)
  5. ExamService service: C:\EDEXS\ExamDeveloper\ (<EDEXSinstallDir>)
  6. ItemBank service: C:\EDIBS\ExamDeveloper\ (<EDIBSinstallDir>)
  7. User service: C:\EDUS\ExamDeveloper\ (<EDUSinstallDir>)
  8. Project service: C:\EDPS\ExamDeveloper\ (<EDPSinstallDir>)

 

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