Upgrading hglab to 0.3.9 - home directory

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24 Jun, 2013 10:52 AM

Hello Anton,

today I upgraded to hglab 0.3.9. Did what you say in the update instruction (copied everything except the connection strings) - unfortunately I saw an error message when browsing the hglab site. So I just deleted everything again, extracted the new version, and copied AppData and connection string. Now hglab told me it is going to upgrade - which it did successfully. I was able to browse the hglab site again, but now it told me, that there is no home dir set. I coundn't remember which home dir I set before (or if I did it at all), so I created a folder and set it as home dir. Now hglab told me it was going to upgrade from 0.3.9 to 0.3.9 and it is going to copy the repos.

My question: Did I mess up or did you introduce this new folder which manages the repos now? Is the old repo location obsolete now? This is important to know for backups!

Best regards,

P.S.: Where does hglab store its settings? I tried to do a pullback after I set the homedir because I thought I messed up, but somehow hglab did not forget it wanted to upgrade. Looked in the Windows Appdata folder, but no hglab entry there.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 24 Jun, 2013 12:59 PM

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    Yep, with 0.3.x HgLab changes on-disk folder structure. I tried to make the upgrade procedure as seamless as possible, but sometimes it does fail. What was previously known as "Repositories Directory" has moved to "HGLAB_HOME\data\repositories\master".

    HgLab saying that it will be upgrading from 0.3.9 to 0.3.9 is expected, albeit a bit strange.

    All the settings stored in Settings table in HgLab database, so you can take a peek over there.

    One more thing: HgLab does not delete your repositories, so they are perfectly safe.

  2. 2 Posted by Oliver on 24 Jun, 2013 01:20 PM

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    Hello Anton,

    thanks for your reply! Of course, the database, that's obvious (did forget about that)! And for the repos, just good to know! I did not expect hglab to delete the repos (as it is saying it has to copy them), but I wanted to know which are the recent ones.

    Best regards,

  3. Anton Gogolev closed this discussion on 02 Jul, 2013 07:50 AM.

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