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Had an Access Data Store on one seldom used Citrix box.  A software update on the box trashed the registry and I could not get the machine back.  Citrix died.  We recently got a SQL box so I figured I'd move the data store to SQL, point all servers to there, then nuke the box.

Thanks to EE I was able to move the data store to SQL, create new DSN's on all 5 Citrix servers, and use dsmaint config to point servers to new data store location.  I reconfigured Web Interface and Secure Gateway to point to new STA's.  Everything is fine now but I'm worried I'm living on borrowed time.

Other than what I stated above, is there anything else I need to do this type of switchover -- especially considering it was done under durress?
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What version of Citrix are you using? If you are using version 4 or above you should be able to continue using Citrix without the data store. The only problem is that you will be unable to make any configuration changes i.e. published applications etc. but all apps/servers would still continue to function without it. With older versions you were pretty much screwed once you lost your data store.

Generally having your data store on SQL will make things much easier in the event of a failure. As you found out, the dsmaint command is pretty straight forward. If you have more than one SQL box you can even configure SQL replication so that you have a "cold standby" copy of the database on a working SQL server. All you would need to do is run the dsmaint command to point to the new database. You don't even need to purchase an additional copy of SQL, you can perform SQL replication to a SQL server running SQL Express.

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It is 4.5.  Thanks for the SQL info.  I'll definitely do that.  Everything seems to be working fine so I suppose there is nothing else I had to do.
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