Migrating TOAD configuration

I just installed Toad version 10 on a laptop that already had Toad version 9.  The install process did a "fresh" install, leaving the version 9 product in place.  The installation of version 10 did not import any of the session/connection information that was configured into version 9.  

Is there any practical way to move these definitions from version 9 to version 10?

I've got a lot of connections defined, as do the users I support.  Rebuilding them manually will be a pain.


Thanks,
Kent
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sdstuberCommented:
I really wish they'd finally just put a button to do this.

It gets asked for every release.

:)


http://www.asktoad.com/DWiki/doku.php/faq/answers/installation#the_best_way_to_saveimport_toad_settings


Note,  version 11 has been out for a few weeks.  It's much more stable (at least has been for me) than 10
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sdstuberCommented:
on the plus side, I did a fresh install of 11 and it found my previous installs and asked me if I wanted to migrate the settings, so I guess that's a little better than a button.

I don't know if it would have migrated 9 to 11 though,  all my previous installs were 10 or 10 betas
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Kent OlsenDBAAuthor Commented:

Version 9 was horribly buggy.  Memory exceptions were commonplace.  I'm hoping that version 10 will be better.

We don't have the version 11 media yet, but I'm pretty sure that just based on your comment that I'll upgrade to it pretty quickly.


Thanks Sean....

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sdstuberCommented:
you don't have to wait for media (unless it's a coporate policy)
if you have support licenses you can download it from support.quest.com
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Kent OlsenDBAAuthor Commented:

Oops.  That article suggests that Toad will import the items the first time that you run the new version.  In my case, it didn't.  And since I've already run the new version, the auto-import isn't an option anymore.

And it also warns that uninstall/reinstall of Toad isn't always straight forward....

Is there any reasonable way to import the settings after the first use of the new version?


Kent
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sdstuberCommented:
it says you can rename the settings directory on an existing install and then it will prompt again because it'll think it's a new install.

If it still doesn't work,  I'd try the copy anyway.  

Since the 10 is a new install, you don't really have anything to lose, if it's messed up, uninstall, delete and try again.
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Kent OlsenDBAAuthor Commented:
[drum roll]

It seems that Toad V 9.x kept all of the user details in a folder in the folder:

  Program Files\Quest Software\Toad for Oracle\User Files


Toad version 10 creates a folder on a similar path

  Program Files\Quest Software\Toad for Oracle 10\User Files


That folder is then sourced into

  Documents and Settings\{user}\Quest Software\Toad for Oracle\10.0\User Files


Copying the files CONNECTIONS.INI and CONNECTIONPWDS.INI from the original folder into the USER owned folder restored the connections.

[/drum roll]


Thanks for the assist, Sean!

Kent
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sdstuberCommented:
glad you got it,   hopefully your v11 upgrade will be soon and go smoother.

I've definitely been happy with it.
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