Recorder 6 - Consortium

Upgrades


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".


You MUST backup of your database and ‘User File’ folder before running the upgrade.  To run the upgrade download and unzip the appropriate file to somewhere on your hard drive. Find file RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade. 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. Cary 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 6.26.2


Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4,  6.22.2, 6.23.2, 6.24.0, 6.25.1, 6.26.1 to 6.26.2   -  Download:  V6.26.2Upgrade.zip


This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4, 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4, 6.22.2, 6.23.2, 6.24.0, 6.25.1,6.26.1 to the latest version (V6.26.2  build 286). If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. Upgrade 6.26.2 fixes a two bugs in 6.26.1 and provides an updated version of help.  The version should read '6.26.2.286’ and the database version ‘000000AX’.  Release notes Rec6v626_ReleaseNotes.doc


Users who have already upgraded to 6.26.1 must also download and run dictionary upgrades up to 0000003X. This will resolve issues with the ‘Redundant flag’  which is preventing some species from being used for data entry.

Upgrade  6.14.4  


Upgrade from  6.13.3 to 6.14.4 - Download:  V6.14.4Upgrade.zip


This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from version 6.13.3 to version 6.14.4. If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.13.3.  Upgrade 6.14.4 is included here to enable older versions of R6 to be upgraded so that upgrade 6.26.2 can be installed.  Download and unzip this file to somewhere on your hard drive. Find file RecorderUpgrade.exe and double click on it. Note that you will need Admin rights on the computer to run the upgrade.

Upgrade  prior to 6.14.4  


These zipped files will upgrade Recorder 6 from the earliest version to 6.13.3. Run each upgrade in turn starting with the one appropriate to your current version. However, if  upgrading from a very early version  it is suggested that you ask for help on the Forum before starting. In some circumstances you may be better off transferring your data into the latest version.


Upgrade from any version of Recorder 6 (earlier than 6.7.2) to 6.7.2

Upgrade from 6.7.2  to 6.9.3

Upgrade from 6.9.3 to 6.10

Upgrade from 6.10 to 6.13.3

Upgrade 6.28.0 (16 December 2017)


Upgrade from 6.14.4, 6.14.5, 6.15.4 or 6.16.2, 6.17.1, 6.18.1, 6.19.4,  6.22.2, 6.23.2, 6.24.0, 6.25.1, 6.26.1/2, RC6.27 to 6.28   - Download:  V6.28.0Upgrade.zip


This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from versions 6.14.4.  If you have an earlier version of Recorder 6, you will first need to upgrade to 6.14.4 using the upgrades below. Upgrade 6.28  incorporates the changes made in the Release Candidate Version (6.27).  The version should read 6.28.0.287 and the database version B5.  Release notes Rec6v628_ReleaseNotes.doc


Upgrade 6.29.0 (Beta Test Version - April 2018)


Beta test upgrade from  6.28  to 6.29   - Download:  6.29UpgradeBetaTest.zip. Beta Test Version MUST NOT be used to upgrade a  live system. This zipped file will upgrade Recorder 6 from versions 6.28.0. Help with testing will be appreciated.  Provisional release notes are included in the download- please read these before installing and testing.