Legacy System Support/Vista Maintenance Tips
2W Tech is one of the only Epicor partners that still supports legacy systems. Depending on the age of your system, there are important steps you need to take to keep your system running as well as to make an upgrade easier overall.
Here are some maintenance tips for legacy Vista customers to maintain their application and databases until they are ready to upgrade to a current version of Epicor, whether it be Epicor 9, Epicor 10, or Epicor 10.1.
- Backup Vista directory on server daily
- Backup utilizing Vista Database Maintenance, if database is FoxPro, or backup utilizing SQL Management Suite Maintenance schedule for advanced tool installation, or custom script if Express installation, if database is SQL
- Run Vista System Database Maintenance weekly
- Run Database Optimization & Pack weekly
Keep in mind, these tips can help you maximize the life of your current system, but they in no way will prevent you from needing to upgrade. Vista 4 and 6 are not designed to run on anything newer than Windows XP, which hit the end of its life last year. Therefore, patches and security updates are no longer being issued, leaving your system vulnerable to attacks. The best way to ensure the security of your data and the efficiency of your operations is to upgrade your outdated system. The cycle to install a new ERP system is long and complex and, if you wait until disaster strikes, you are putting your organization in a compromising position.