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How to migrate data from development to production Dashboard Server?

Platform: Dashboard Platform |
Control: Dashboard Server

Migrate data from one server to another server


Follow the given steps to migrate data between the servers:

  1. Before migrating the Dashboard Server from ‘Old server’, take a backup of the database and its resources, and follow the help link to take backup.




  1. Install the Dashboard Server into the new server.


  1. Copy the ‘App_Data’ folder from the ‘Old Server’ and create an ‘App_Data’ folder in the ‘New Server’ in the following location.


C:\Syncfusion\Dashboard Server\DashboardServer.Web


  1. To update the database details to the newly copied database, follow the given steps:


The connection string will be in encrypted format in the following file.


C:\Syncfusion\Dashboard Server\DashboardServer.Web\App_Data\Configuration\Config.xml


To decrypt the connection string, follow the given steps:


  1. Download the decrypt utility from the following link and extract it.




  1. Open “Config.xml” from the following location in the Syncfusion Dashboard Server installed machine. Copy the connection string as follows.


C:\Syncfusion\Dashboard Server\DashboardServer.Web\App_Data\Configuration 




  1. Run “DecryptUtility.exe”, and provide the connection string. The decrypted connection string will be obtained.


  1. Then, create a new connection string for the database as same as the decrypted connection string format.


  1. Encrypt the connection string and update the value in “<connectionstring>” node in the “config.xml”.


To encrypt the new connection string, follow the given steps:

  1. Download a zip file from the following location.




  1. Extract the zip file and run the following 'DecryptUtility.exe' exe file from the extracted file.


  1. Provide the connection string as follows. Now, you can get the encrypted connection string.



  1. Then, update the encrypted connection string in the node <ConnectionString> </ConnectionString> of the config.xml file, and you can find the file in the following location.


C:\Syncfusion\Dashboard Server\DashboardServer.Web\App_Data\Configuration\Config.xml 


 Connection String


  1. Browse the hosted Dashboard server site as follows.




  1. Click the site settings in the Dashboard Server and update the site URL as per the hosted URL. For more details, refer to the following link.






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