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Old 03-09-2016, 10:34 PM
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Is there a Wiz.bin / importer

Is there a plugin or tool that will parse and then import parts of an old wiz.bin or file into a new system? I searched the forums and saw some old posts (2005) about having multiple running instances, but most of the responses were to not do it, or just use a network encoder box.

Especially for the purposes of upgrading, and/or when I'm testing, I do have multiple boxes and want to do a one time ingest from one sage to another, I imagine some tool like this might be nice.

I think I could hack something together using the sagex api, but I cant imagine someone hasn't done this before. (as for hack, I could see querying one box for all of its favorites, then pushing them into the other. Same for files and then copying them, etc). This would NOT be a synchronization effort
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:59 PM
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Check out the FAQs for how to transfer Sage to a new computer. You can definitely carry over the wiz.bin to a new system. I just did it recently and it works great. What you shouldn't do is bring the file over, though. There are too many things which change in that file between systems.
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:37 PM
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Thank you for the response. While I know it is possible to directly bring your old file. I'm looking for something to help with a situation where I have two live systems, new and old. And rather than replace one with the other, I want the new to intelligently pull certain configurations and database details out of the old.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:05 AM
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About the only thing I know if is via the web interface you can export/import favorites.

Recordings have metadata inside them, so they will be imported correctly/automatically.

Other than that, there's really no way I know of to pull over your history other than copying the wiz.bin.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:21 AM
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I tried unsuccessfully to merge the v6 and v9 properties file and ended up just installing V9 over a v6 installation. There are a ton of entries in the properties file. You can easily move the wiz.bin file over as it contains your favorites and metadata for all your recordings but I don't know what else.

You should be able to do a clean install of V9 and then add your tuners and plugins and tweak the UI to your liking and then just replace wiz.bin with the old wiz.bin. That's the way i think it should work, anyway.

I'm getting ready to migrate my test v9 install over to my V6 production system as the v9 beta appears to be quite stable.
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