How do I migrate RU Server (self-hosted server) to another PC?


You want to migrate your RU Server to another machine and keep its current settings and data.

Locate RU Server data and settings

There are two locations:

  1. The program installation folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Remote Utilities - Server\, namely:
    • The data folder is where the server copies of your synced address books are stored, if any.
    • The Logs folder keeps server system log.
    • The stats folder keeps a log of all Internet-ID connections established through the server.
  2. The registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Usoris\Remote Utilities\MiniInternetId that stores the server configuration settings.

Copy data and settings to new location

  1. Install RU Server on a new machine. See RU Server installation guide.
  2. Copy the folders data, Logs and stats (see above) from the server installation folder on the old machine to the same folder on the new machine. Choose Replace existing when asked by the operating system.
  3. On the old machine run Windows registry editor (regedit.exe), locate the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Usoris\Remote Utilities\MiniInternetId, right click on the key and select Export. Save the key as a .reg file.
  4. On the new machine run Windows registry editor, go to FileImport and import the .reg file you created in the previous step.

Update server address in Viewer


Only do this step if the IP address or DNS name of your server has changed after migration.

Depending on which RU Server features you use, you might need to change the server address in two different places in Viewer:

  • For address book sync—in the synced address book properties
  • For Internet-ID connection—in connection properties

Update server address in synced address book

  1. Open Viewer and go to ManageServer manager: Server manager
  2. Click Add: Server manager dialog
  3. Enter the new server name and address and click OK: Add new server
  4. Your new server will appear on the list. Click OK to close the Server Manager: New server added
  5. Right-click on your synced address book and choose Address book manager: Select address book manager
  6. Select your synced address book in the list and click Edit: Select Edit
  7. Go to Online synchronisation, select your new server from the drop down list and click OK: Select Edit
  8. Sign in on the new server using the same access credentials you used before the migration.

Update server address in connection properties

  1. Right-click on a connection in your address book for which you want to update the server address and choose Properties. Select connection Properties
  2. In the General tab click the Change button. Select Change
  3. Update your server address, click OK and close connection properties. Enter new server address

Update server address on Hosts


Only do this step if the IP address or DNS name of your server has changed after migration.

You can update the server address on Hosts in different ways:

  • Manually on each Host machine. Right-click on the Host icon in the system tray, select Internet-ID connection settings, click Advanced and choose Select Internet-ID server. Enter new server address in the dialog.
  • Remotely from Viewer using Remote Settings.
  • By building a new Host installer in the MSI configurator and updating your Host installations using a distribution method available to you (e.g. push-install using GPO, manually, etc.).

If you use RU Server for authenticating on the Hosts, you must update the server address in Settings for HostAuthenticationCustom server securityServers.

Tags: Self-hosted server, Installation

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