Moving MemInfo from the desktop to the Internet
Preparing to upgrade your MemInfo to put it on the Internet:
[step 1] Send us copy of your MemInfo database.
You will do this twice. The first time will let us set up your online account. While we are doing that, you would keep using your desktop MemInfo program, updating your data, etc. Once everything is set up and you are ready to make final switch-over from the PC version to the Web version, you will send us the latest copy of your data.
Create the copy by choosing: File | Setup | Backup the Data
It will create a file named BackMI.zip. Change the file name to include your church’s city, for example “BackMI_Indianapolis.zip”, so that we know whose data we are receiving.
You may continue using your desktop MemInfo. You’ll send a fresh copy after you’ve tested out the whole system to see that all works ok.
To send your database file to Support, upload it through:
[step 2] Email the following information to Support-at-MemInfo.com:
- The name of your church / city (of course!)
- Who will be the primary contact person, and that person’s email address and phone number
- How many computers you think will be using MemInfo, including any at home.
- Whether the computers are PCs or Macs
[step 3] MemInfo Support will send you the files that you will need for setting up each of your computers that will be accessing MemInfo on the Internet. Refer to the Help screen for “First-Time Connection: Setup Remote Desktop”
[step 4] When you are ready to switch over to the online version, if you have made any updates to your data, you will need to send another copy of your database to Support. After sending it, you must not make any more changes to the desktop version of MemInfo. Otherwise, you’ll have two versions of your data that don’t match.
[step 5] So that you don’t use the old version accidently, we recommend that you change the name of your MemInfo icon to something like MemInfoOLD, and change the name of the MemInfo folder from C:\ProgramFiles (x86)\MemInfo to be C:\Program Files (x86)\MemInfoOLD.