This document describes the installation of efa, as well as the steps to upgrade from version 1.x to version 2.x.
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For help and support with installation problems or any other questions regarding efa, please consult the Support Forum at: http://forum.nmichael.de.
|efa Version 1.x||efa Version 2.x|
|internal Version Number:||...||1.8.0_xx||1.8.3_xx||1.9.0_xx||1.9.0_xx||1.9.9_xx||2.0.0_xx||2.0.x_xx||2.1.0_xx||...|
|Update Possibilities||within Version 1.x:
Online Update or install over
|within Version 2.x:
Online Update or install over
Migration from Version 1.x to 2.x:
see Section Migration from efa Version 1.x to Version 2.x
"Version 1.x" refers to all efa1 Versions up to Version 1.8.3, as well as the first efa2 pre-released versions with the internal version number 1.9.0.
"Version 2.x" refers to the efa2 Beta Version efa2_beta (internal version number 1.9.9) as well as Version 2.0 and all following versions 2.x.
To find out about your current efa version, please click the efa logo in efa or select option Info from menu Help.
If you already use a previous version of efa (Version 1.x), install or unpack this version in a separate directory and follow the instructions in section Migration from efa Version 1.x to Version 2.x.
If this is your first efa installation, install or unpack into a new directory and follow the instructions in section Getting started with efa.
If you are updating an efa 2.x installation, please install or unpack this update into the same directory as your previous efa 2.x installation. Caution: This only applies if your previous version is a version 2.x (internal version number 1.9.9, 2.0 or newer)!
If you have downloaded the Windows Installer for efa, please start the setup program and follow the steps through the installation.
If you have downloaded the ZIP archive, please create a directory for efa (like c:\Program Files\efa2 on Windows or /opt/efa2 on Linux) and unpack the content of the ZIP archive into this directory.
efa comes in two different flavors depending on the intended use:
If you have used the Windows setup program it has automatically created entries for starting efa in your Windows start menu.
Otherwise you can start efa by running the following batch files or shell scrips:
|efaBase.sh||efa Base Version (Linux/UNIX)|
|efaBase.bat||efa Base Version (Windows)|
|efaBths.sh||efa Boathouse Version (Linux/UNIX)|
|efaBths.bat||efa Boathouse Version (Windows)|
|efaCLI.sh||efa Command Line Interface (Linux/UNIX)|
|efaCLI.bat||efa Command Line Interface (Windows)|
If efa fails to start with a message For security reasons efa won't start,
please delete in the home directory on your computer
(on Windows usually C:\Document & Settings\username,
on Linux/UNIX usually /home/username) the file named
.efa_installpath, where installpath is the location of
your efa installation.
Example: If on Windows efa is installed at C:\Program Files\efa2, please delete in C:\Document & Settings\username the file .efa_CProgramFilesefa2.
If on Linux efa is installed at /opt/efa2, please delete in /home/username the file named .efa_optefa2.
Caution: If multiple version of efa are installed, many similar of these files exist. Please be careful to delete the right one!
In efa 2.x all data is organized in Projects. Usually you will just create one project for your club, which will contain all data.
To get started with efa 2.x, please create a new project in Admin Mode. If you want to import data from efa 1.x, please follow the instrunctions in section Migration from efa Version 1.x to Version 2.x.
Else create a new, empty logbook after creating the project. Boats, Persons, and Destinations can either be entered manually, or be imported by the import functions in respective administration dialogs. The order of importing data may have to follow certain dependencies (for example, the status that a person may have must be imported or created before the persons are imported; waters have to be defined before destinations using these waters are imported etc.). Note This import function is not intended to import data of efa Version 1.x!
The main steps to setup and configure efa are described in this document.
For an explanation of the version numbers, please see section Understanding the Version Numbers.
efa Version 2.x can only import data from the 1.x versions 1.8.3 and 1.9.0. If you are using an older version than 1.8.3, please update to version 1.8.3 first.
The following steps should be completed in Version 1.x before the data import into the new version:
Install or unpack efa 2.x into a new, empty directory, as described in section Installation of this Version (Version 2.x)
If you have defined custom types for session or boat types in efa 1.x, then these must be defined in efa 2.x before starting the import. In this case, please open the efa configuration, activate the Expert Mode, and add these types in the corresponding categories unter Types by clicking on the plus symbol. As a name (appears in red on the left side) you must enter the exact same name as in efa 1.x (same spelling).
After installing efa 2.x, starte the new version as described in Getting started with efa
and create a new project. After the last step of project creation, you will be
asked whether you want to import data from Version 1.x. Please select this option.
Node: This is the only opportunity to import data from version 1.x. Importing data at a later point in time is not possible!
The first steop of the import dialog will ask you to select the location of your efa 1.x installation, which you have written down before.
efa now searches the selected efa 1.x installation for data and presents you with
a selection of data to import. Select all data you want to import (normally all data),
and specify names and time ranges for logbooks.
Caution: efa2 only allows sessions to be added to logbooks within the configured time ranges. All imported sessions must be within the specified range for the logbook (see step Preprarations).
During import a logfile will be created, which also contains warnings and errors that might have occurred. If you experience a lot of errors, please delete the project again and try to fix those errors in efa 1.x first, then inport the data again. If only a few errors occur, you may as well fix them in efa 2.x If you need help to figure out what the errors are about and how to fix them, please consult the Support Forum.
After the import, thoroughly validate your data for correctness (for example by comparing statistics from version 2.x with previous statistics from version 1.x), and start your productive use of efa 2.x only when your certain that all data is correct..
Limitations of the Import: