Database Conversion from BusinessVision
After you have installed Spire Server, you can import an existing BV company or restore from a Snapshot (backup).
This is done via the Server software itself (all database activity related to Companies is managed through the Server, not the Client)
Go to your System Tray in Windows, lower right corner of your screen, and click on the Spire icon.
This will bring up the Spire Server Company List. Hit the Plus+ button and select Add Existing Company from the drop down.
You will be prompted to navigate to where the Existing Company’s data is. Enter a short, unique name for the database.
You are looking for BVCON.FIL in the case of live data, or a (yourcompany).backup file in the case of a snapshot.
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After locating the file you are now ready to begin the import.
You will be prompted to enter your database administrator password.
The following window will open and you will see the “Migrating Records from” processes
The last step in the process that you will see is the cleanup of the remaining files.
Your final window will display your Spire Server Company List which will include your newly added company.
Congratulations! You have successfully converted or restored a company to Spire.
To start working in your company, you will need to install and then launch the Spire Client.