If you have an Incentive 2 installation with content you want to move to an Incentive 4.x installation, this can be done with the Incentive import tool.
Important: Make sure that the Incentive 2 installation is upgraded to version 2.7.2. If you first need to upgrade your Incentive 2.x to 2.7.2, the upgrade package can be found here.
Steps to import content from Incentive 2 to Incentive 4:
- Install a fresh copy of the latest Incentive 4.x. Installation instructions and prerequisites can be found here.
- When everything is setup in step 1, open up Incentive 4 in the browser and go through the Setup wizard. If you have an existing license key, enter it in the setup.
NOTE: The user that you must create in the Setup wizard can be deleted when the import is complete.
- Now it's time to import the Incentive 2 content to the new installation. The tool can be found in the \bin folder in the Incentive 4 installation path (for example c:\inetpub\incentive4\bin\) and is called incentive.exe.
- Run incentive.exe and type the command
import incentive2 /connectionstring:[connectionstring-to-incentive-2-db] /path:[path-to-incentive-2]
...where you replace [connectionstring-to-incentive-2-db] with the connection string to the Incentive 2 db and [path-to-incentive-2] with the path to your Incentive 2 installation. For example:
import incentive2 /connectionstring:server=sqlserver1;database=intranet2;uid=incentive272user;pwd=In272User!#; /path:\\weberver\inetpub\Intranet2
Tip: If you don't know the connectionstring to the Incentive 2 db, you can find it in the web.config file located in the root of the Incentive 2 installation. So if your path is "c:\inetpub\incentive", there should be a file in that folder named web.config. Open it with a text editor (like Notepad) and there should be a line similar to:
<add name="incentive" connectionString="server=sqlserver1;database=intranet2;uid=incentive272user;pwd=In272User!#;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
- Let the import begin!
When the import is complete
When the import is complete, open up Incentive 4 in a browser and login with you regular username and password.
Two Spaces have been created for you with the Blogs and Wikis from Incentive 2.x.