How to setup a temporary Test Portal

Modified on Mon, 22 Jan at 10:22 AM

This article will show how you can easily set up a Test Portal for Upgrade Tests.

Please not, your License only grants a single instance on a single Server of the au2mator Self-Service Portal.For Upgrade Test you can install an additional Instance on the same Server.


Backup DB

First, open SQL Management Studio or another Application to access your au2mator SQL DB

See our Where to find au2mator DB Information for more Details

Make a "Copy only" Backup of your current au2mator Database and save the*.bak File on the Server

Prepare IIS

Create a new Folder in your inetpub Directory.

Copy the Files from the Setup into that newly created folder.

Restore DB

You can connect to your SQL Server with any management Application.

Create an empty Database.

Could you restore the backup DB from Step (Backup DB) in that newly created Database?

Make sure to replace the newly created DB and do not do any log Backup before Restore

Create IIS Website

Open IIS and create a new Website with a helpful name. Could you configure the Website with an accessible Port and use the existing Application Pool? We recommend that you use the following Setting.

- Name: au2matorTest

- Drive: c:\inetpub\au2matorTest (Folder from Step "Prepare IIS")

- Application Pool: au2mator (existing one)

- Authentication: Windows and Anonymous

Update Config

Navigate to your new inetpub Subdirectory and open the "appsetings.json" File with NotePad++ or any other compatible Editor.

Change the Connection String to the new Database.

Open Portal

Open your Browser and Navigate to the ULR created in the step "Create IIS Website"

The Portal should show up, and you can start Testing.

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