Simple steps to upgrade

Instructions for upgrading Instantsync, Batchsync FTP, and Batchsync Secure FTPS/SFTP versions 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x to Batchsync V12.

Overview


Upgrade on the same server

Upgrading Batchsync on the SAME SERVER you are currently running older version, and start using your existing sync tasks with V12.


STEP 1. Backup your existing tasks

Before you start with upgrade, create backup copies of your existing tasks.

Copy C:\ProgramData\Sync\*.STF C:\SafePlace
Copy C:\ProgramData\Sync\*.SDB C:\SafePlace

NOTE: By default, your sync tasks are stored in C:\ProgramData\Sync folder. If you have changed default folder (look for your current folder name in old Task Editor > Folder-field under main toolbar), then supply that folder name when doing backups.

NOTE! To make your sync tasks visible in Batchsync V12, you need to copy them to C:\ProgramData\Sync folder, as V12 always loads tasks from that location.


STEP 2. Download and install Batchsync V12

Downloaded version is free for 30 days.

Download

After download completes, run downloaded setup software BatchsyncV12_Setup.exe, it will install Batchsync on your computer.


STEP 3. Start Batchsync V12 CONSOLE

After installation, you'll find Batchsync V12 CONSOLE icon on your Windows desktop. Start CONSOLE. When started, you will see all your old tasks in the main window. Try one of the tasks by running sync preview.


STEP 4. Reschedule tasks

In old Batchsync, scheduling was always done manually using Windows Task Scheduler. These manually scheduled tasks continue work with V12 as is, but they do not display current schedule and running statuses in the new Dashboard. So to get full benefit from the new integrated scheduling features, we recommend that you go to Windows Task Scheduler and disable those tasks.

Scheduling a task in V12 is simple: click Edit Task > Schedule-tab > and select schedule you want for the task. Repeat this for all tasks you want to schedule.

After this you'll see tasks current schedule settings, previous run time, next run time and current status on the main window.


STEP 5. Tasks are now running

Your tasks are now running with new V12.


STEP 6. Subscribe Batchsync V12

You can place order for annual Batchsync V12 subscription here:

Subscribe V12 Annually

You'll receive the unlock key via email immediately after purchase is completed. More about subscriptions here .

Enter unlock key to startup window > Enter Unlock Key > copy & paste key here.


STEP 7. You are done

Upgrade to Batchsync V12 is complete.



Upgrade to the new server


STEP 1. Download and install Batchsync V12

Downloaded version is free for 30 days.

Download

After download completes, run downloaded setup software BatchsyncV12_Setup.exe, it will install Batchsync on your computer.


STEP 2. Copy your existing task to the new server

Copy your existing sync tasks to the new server:

Copy C:\ProgramData\Sync\*.STF \\NEWSERVER\NewServerShare\Tasks
Copy C:\ProgramData\Sync\*.SDB \\NEWSERVER\NewServerShare\Tasks

and from there, to

Copy \\NEWSERVER\NewServerShare\Tasks\*.* C:\ProgramData\Sync\

To make your sync tasks visible in Batchsync V12, you need to copy them to C:\ProgramData\Sync folder, as V12 always loads tasks from that location.


STEP 3. Start Batchsync V12 CONSOLE

After installation, you can find Batchsync V12 CONSOLE icon on your Windows desktop. Start CONSOLE. When started, you will see all your old tasks in the main window. Try one of the tasks by running sync preview.


STEP 4. Schedule tasks

Scheduling a task in V12 is simple: click Edit Task > Schedule-tab > and select schedule you want for the task. Repeat this for all tasks you want to schedule.

After this you'll see tasks current schedule settings, previous run time, next run time and current status on the main window.


STEP 5. Tasks are now running

Your tasks are now running with new V12.


STEP 6. Subscribe Batchsync V12

You can place order for annual Batchsync V12 subscription here:

Subscribe V12 Annually

You'll receive the unlock key via email immediately after purchase is completed. More about subscriptions here .

Enter unlock key to startup window > Enter Unlock Key > copy & paste key here.


STEP 7. You are done

Upgrade to Batchsync V12 is complete.

If you have any questions about upgrading, please let us know, we are happy to help!