transferring to a new computer

    • redrawstump
      redrawstump
      Bronze
      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244
      Hey chaps,
      My laptop has died :(
      I've bought a new one and want to transfer my poker tracker info. from the old hard drive. Do I need to use a code to unlock PT or can I copy the unlocked version I have already? I remember getting 2 unlock codes when I bought PT4 but don't really want to use the other one unless I have to.
      Also, does anyone have any tips about merging the old database to the new computer given that I'm going from windows 7 to 8 (no windows 8 trolling plz :f_p: )
      cheers!
  • 7 replies
    • serverm07
      serverm07
      Basic
      Joined: 08.08.2012 Posts: 1,130
      Hi,

      if you log into PT4 or email them and ask them how to do it, you can "disable" your old PT4 code and use it on new computer. As far as xferring databases, just export and save onto a flash drive or w/e you want to use, and just import on to new database on new laptop. It shouldnt matter if its windows 7 or 8 as far as I know.
    • redrawstump
      redrawstump
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      Joined: 09.05.2012 Posts: 244
      Nice1 thanks a lot. Will get onto the PT team
      Appreciate your help :)
    • PokerTracker
      PokerTracker
      Gold
      Joined: 07.06.2011 Posts: 642
      Originally posted by serverm07
      Hi,

      if you log into PT4 or email them and ask them how to do it, you can "disable" your old PT4 code and use it on new computer. As far as xferring databases, just export and save onto a flash drive or w/e you want to use, and just import on to new database on new laptop. It shouldnt matter if its windows 7 or 8 as far as I know.
      Correction - You do not need to disable PokerTracker on your original computer, our servers detect concurrent usage - your user license allows up to two concurrent usages at the same time. If we detect multiple concurrent uses at the same time this may disable your license.

      To move your settings to the new computer just follow this simple guide on how to use our Backup and Restore tools in PokerTracker 4. This will restore databases and custom settings across any OS, even over to OSX.

      https://www.pokertracker.com/guides/PT4/tutorials/backup-and-restore

      If you want to merge databases on the new computer, you will need to export the sessions from the old database, then import them into the new database (or you can grab the files from the Processed files folder on the old computer and then manually import).
    • SirTradeAlot
      SirTradeAlot
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      Joined: 02.12.2013 Posts: 180
      Hi,

      I am running an evaluation version of PokerTracker on right now and need some advise related to optimum setup and licencing on my machine.

      Current Setup:
      The system is a Macbook Pro (I7/16GB RAM) with a dedicated Virual Machine for some Poker Sites (Parallels 9 / Windows 7 / 4 GB RAM and two CPU Threads allocated to it). But very much prefer to play on OSX where MAC version is available (888/PKR). Nevertheless some sites affiliated to PS (Microgaming/IPoker) do not Support MAC, this is why I still use the Windows VM as second choice. Quite often I play on both platforms at the same time.

      My Plan on System Architecture:
      I would like to run Poker Tracker on both OSX and Windows - both copies tracking into the Postgres DB installed on the OSX Host. The benefit is clear - running two Databases is redundant and resource intensive. Especially when I play on both platforms at the same time. Also, it is more efficient to analyse my games if I have all data from all sites in a single DB.

      The questions which occur to you guys are the following:

      1. Licensing
      I understand from the PokerTracker website that the full version for Holdem costing 99USD allows me to run on 2 PCs. Does this licence cover my setup (1 MAC with one Virtual PC). Or would I have to buy 2 licences 1 for MAC and 1 for Windows?

      2. Both instances on same DB
      Is it possible to setup the PokerTracker installed on Windows VM to log into the Postgres DB installed on OSX Host? Is there any possible problems? Is this setup supported my the company?

      3. Good Plan?
      Am I right in saying that this is the optimum setup for the requirements I described or do you have a better suggestion?

      Thank you very much for your assistance.
    • PokerTracker
      PokerTracker
      Gold
      Joined: 07.06.2011 Posts: 642
      Originally posted by SirTradeAlot
      Hi,

      I am running an evaluation version of PokerTracker on right now and need some advise related to optimum setup and licencing on my machine.

      Current Setup:
      The system is a Macbook Pro (I7/16GB RAM) with a dedicated Virual Machine for some Poker Sites (Parallels 9 / Windows 7 / 4 GB RAM and two CPU Threads allocated to it). But very much prefer to play on OSX where MAC version is available (888/PKR). Nevertheless some sites affiliated to PS (Microgaming/IPoker) do not Support MAC, this is why I still use the Windows VM as second choice. Quite often I play on both platforms at the same time.

      My Plan on System Architecture:
      I would like to run Poker Tracker on both OSX and Windows - both copies tracking into the Postgres DB installed on the OSX Host. The benefit is clear - running two Databases is redundant and resource intensive. Especially when I play on both platforms at the same time. Also, it is more efficient to analyse my games if I have all data from all sites in a single DB.

      The questions which occur to you guys are the following:

      1. Licensing
      I understand from the PokerTracker website that the full version for Holdem costing 99USD allows me to run on 2 PCs. Does this licence cover my setup (1 MAC with one Virtual PC). Or would I have to buy 2 licences 1 for MAC and 1 for Windows?

      2. Both instances on same DB
      Is it possible to setup the PokerTracker installed on Windows VM to log into the Postgres DB installed on OSX Host? Is there any possible problems? Is this setup supported my the company?

      3. Good Plan?
      Am I right in saying that this is the optimum setup for the requirements I described or do you have a better suggestion?

      Thank you very much for your assistance.
      This is off topic for this thread, but the answer is yes - you are covered under the license, if you run both copies at the same time this would be considered two concurrent usages which is permitted. And yes, we advise manually installing Postgres 9.0.x 64 bit on OSX, then you will need to alter the preferences in your VM and also in the PostgreSQL Config Files to allow the server to be reached across the network. This topic is too advanced for the PokerStrategy forums, but you can learn more on our website by clicking Support > Guides & How Tos > Databases to review the guides available.
    • SirTradeAlot
      SirTradeAlot
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      Joined: 02.12.2013 Posts: 180
      thank you very much for the reply - great stuff.

      I can see postgres 9 with 64 bit has been installed by default with pockertracker for mac. I have uninstalled postgres 8.4 with HoldemManager on VM - lets see if I can get it to query the host - tuning weekend :f_cool:

      is it possible to contact you directly somehow?

      Thanks
    • PokerTracker
      PokerTracker
      Gold
      Joined: 07.06.2011 Posts: 642
      We provide personal support on our website - click Support > Contact Us.

      PS: You did not need to uninstall Postgres on the VM, PokerTracker can safely ignore the server in the VM.