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c.henry
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Upgrading to Vault 2012

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03-24-2011 07:57 AM

Upgrading from 2010 on a win xp based machine.  Do I need to upgrade to a 64 bit OS?

 

 

2 users on win 7 machines

one workgroup

 

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Andy.Spivey
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Registered: ‎08-12-2010
Message 2 of 9 (1,227 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

03-24-2011 08:57 AM in reply to: c.henry

c.henry,

 

No, Wnidows XP  x86  is supported with Vault 2012. 

 

Details can be found here: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/vault_2012_system_requirements_us.pdf as well as on the Vault Wiki site located here: http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Vault/enu/2012

 

 



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aargear
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Registered: ‎11-28-2006
Message 3 of 9 (1,044 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

04-23-2011 02:22 AM in reply to: Andy.Spivey

Sorry, I have a question about database size for Vault 2012.

 

With Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express Edition Service Pack 2 the DB limit is 4Gb.

Can I pre-install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express If I want to have 10GB limit?

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/express.aspx

 

Thanks and WBR

Andrey

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Andy.Spivey
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Message 4 of 9 (1,037 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

04-23-2011 10:24 AM in reply to: aargear

Andrey,

 

Yes, Vault 2012 does support SQL 2008 R2 Express.  You can either pre-install SQL 2008 R2 Express (please consult the advanced configuration guide for instructions to ensure the engine is named properly) or you can upgrade an existing SQL 2008 express database engine to 2008 R2 Express.



Andy Spivey
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aargear
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Message 5 of 9 (1,025 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

04-24-2011 02:53 AM in reply to: Andy.Spivey

Dear Andy,

Many thanks!

Support SQL 2008 R2 Express is a very good news.

Thanks and WBR

Andrey

 

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UFFEBAK
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Registered: ‎06-07-2010
Message 6 of 9 (961 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

04-27-2011 12:57 AM in reply to: c.henry

Hi Andrey

One additional note. Even if SQL Server 2008 R2 Express supports a Vault size of 10 GB - the limits for other resources CPU = 1 and RAM = 1 GB still remains. (http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/editions.aspx)

So you performance will probably start to suffer as your Vault database grows in size. Consider the full versions of SQL Server if you start to fell performance degradation.

 

Best regards

 

Uffe Bak

Technical Consultant, Data Management 

Autodesk Ltd.



Uffe Bak
Customer Success Engineer
Data Management
Autodesk, Northern Europe

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josecastro
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎03-25-2011
Message 7 of 9 (936 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

04-27-2011 07:51 AM in reply to: c.henry

Hi, good morning.

 

How I can know if I am on the limit  of usage of sqlexpress on vault professional 2011?

 

How I can know how many memory of SQL Im using?

 

How I can know if 1 processor is good or need to buy SQL standar?

 

thanks

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aargear
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Message 8 of 9 (911 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

04-27-2011 12:04 PM in reply to: UFFEBAK

Dear Uffe,

 

Many thanks.

 

Limits for other resources is not a problem for as. We have only 3  Inventor work seat & subscription.

8-00 - check-in and 17-00 - check out. Speed not a limit for us (for us, not for all users).

For ADMS I use old PC with XPSP3 & all hot fix and update.

I install 4 HDD (all - from old PC) and use separate physical HDD for system, DB, Vault working folder, TEMP and page file.

Next step - add memory and test RAMDISK from http://www.dataram.com for working folder

 

Full versions of SQL Server is a true and good solution. But not low-cost solution.

Xeon-based server class PC + Server OS + RAID HDD + Mr. System Administrator. And high version of Vault for separate Vault explorer for PC with CAM and logistic etc. Not possible for 3 Inventor worker.

 

The great problem for us is separate Vault explorer.

Not possible to introduce Vault in workshop process without Vault explorer on CAM etc. PC.

 

The Vault Explorer that comes with Inventor (the base Vault) requires a qualifying supported CAD application to also be installed on the computer.

We have network license and I use CAD-installation for non-CAD PC only for using Vault Explorer.

Lost time and additional work.

 

Questions.

1. Vault Explorer that comes with Inventor 2012 (the base Vault) requires a qualifying supported CAD application to also be installed on the computer?

2. We have also 5 ACAD LT. Can ACAD LT 2012 work with Vault?

3. RAMDISK for Vault working folder is a true way?

 

 

Thanks and WBR

Andrey

 

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minkd
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Message 9 of 9 (839 Views)

Re: Upgrading to Vault 2012

05-02-2011 09:26 AM in reply to: aargear

I wouldn't recommend using a RAM disk on the vault server for a couple main reasons:

1) When the machine is powered off, you lose anything stored on the RAM disk - definitely *not* what you want for storing vault databases or filestores on!

2) The RAM disk will consume memory that would be better utilized by SQL Server.

 

-Dave

 



Dave Mink
Data Management
Autodesk, Inc.

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