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Upgrades  (Provided free of charge for use only by legitimate holders of an  R6  Site ID  for the purpose of updating their system. By downloading  installation or upgrade files from this site are agreeing to the licensing conditions.  )

You are strongly advised to keep your copy of Recorder 6 updated to the most recent version. The upgrades contain useful extensions to the functionality as well as bug fixes.  From V6.10 onwards upgrades do not include dictionary updates. These need to be downloaded from the Dictionary Downloads page. You can check which version of both Recorder and the Species Dictionary you are currently using by clicking "Help" and then selecting "About Recorder 6".

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MUST backup of your database and also your  user file and application folders before running the upgrade.  For network installations the upgrade needs to be run on a  workstation which has a working copy of R6 - you will need Admin rights on  the Server and workstation and also for SQL server. To run the upgrade download and unzip the appropriate file to somewhere . Find file Recorder Upgrade.exe and double click on it.  After the upgrade has run, open Recorder and check the version details in Help-About Recorder 6. The four index tables must be rebuilt after each upgrade. Carry out your own checks to ensure that R6  is working correctly and that no data  has been lost. If you have modified the database in anyway or changed XML Reports or users files ensure that the upgrade has not affected these. Retain your backups until you are satisfied that R6  is working to your satisfaction.  For release notes covering each version click here.

Upgrade  prior to 6.28 Click here for earlier upgrades.

Upgrade 6.29.0  - Database Version to 000000BX - Upgrade from 6.28.0 only

Download:  V6.29.0Upgrade.zip.  This version has been in use by a few users as a Release Candidate version and no issues being reported. We now believe it to be suitable for full release, however it could possibly still have some undetected bugs.   Release notes are provided in the zip file or can be downloaded separately Rec6V629_ReleaseNotes.doc. Please read these before installing and make sure you back up your database and other files as detailed above. Retain your backups until you are satisfied that R6  is working to your satisfaction.  Report any issues  on the forum.

The upgrade has been tested on SQL Server 2008, 2014 and 2016.  Nothing has been done which will stop it working on earlier versions and it  should still work with SQL  Server 2000  and SQL Server 2005.  R6 will run on SQL Server 2017 and the only reported problems have been fixed in this release, however, there could be other as yet undetected issues.

The upgrade zip file also contains additional documentation which should be of use to users.   
 



 

Upgrade 6.30.0.291  - Database Version to 000000C3 - Upgrade from 6.28.0 and 6.29.0 only

Download:  V6.30Upgrade.zip.

To upgrade to this version you will requires a Licence key issued by the Recorder 6  Steering Group. The key will need to be entered in the Licence key box when running the upgrade. The licence key is 8  alpha numeric character, with no letter ‘I’ or ‘O’.  This upgrade mainly fixes bugs,  but does include some minor enhancements. Please read the release notes which  are provided in the zip file or can be downloaded separately Rec6V630_ReleaseNotes.doc.  Make sure you back up your database and other files as detailed above. Retain your backups until you are satisfied that R6  is working to your satisfaction. Report any issues on the forum. The upgrade zip file also contains additional documentation which should be of use to users.      

 



 

Upgrade 6.31.1 Release Candidate  - Database Version to 000000CL - Upgrade from 6.28.0, 6.29.0, 6.30.0  
Download: V6.31Upgrade.zip

This is a Release Candidate Version. Which means we believe it to be ready for use but where we would like it used in a live environment for a while before making it generally available. Only load this version if you are prepared to deal with any issues which may arise. Do not load this version if you need It support to run upgrades.  Please read the release notes which are provided in the zip file or can be downloaded separately.  Make sure you back up your database and other files as detailed above. Retain your backups until you are satisfied that R6  is working to your satisfaction. Report any issues on the forum. The upgrade zip file also contains additional documentation which should be of use to users.