Downgrading a Database
Return database to the previous version
Sometimes after a new version of Ape Software is deployed a decision is made to
return to a previous
version. Unfortunately, many Ape updates include changes to the database, which cannot
uninstalled as easily as the software. This is why a manual database backup is strongly
before updating the MS SQL Server database and an automatic
is made before updating the MS Access database.
Restore Access Database
Understand the Folders used by Ape
- Open the Data folder and rename the apecal.mdb (e.g., higher-version-apecal.mdb)
- In the same folder, rename the most recent database backup file from apecal-auto-backup-[long
number].dbk to apecal.mdb.
- Install the previous version of Ape or download
one of the older Ape versions that your product key works with.
- Restart the previous version of Ape to confirm the database works.
Restore SQL Server Database
Use the same instructions in Installing SQL Server
– Restore (1st Method)
except choose the file you backed up as part of the
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