Transferring TeamPulse Database to a New Database Server

If you ever need to transfer the TeamPulse data base from one server to another for any reason you will find this knowledge base article helpful. 

New Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SQL Express will also work) that will host TeamPulse
Access to modify files on the server the TeamPulse is installed on.


On the current TeamPulse server create a back up of the TeamPulse Database

  1. Connect to SQL Server using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and expand the Databases for that server.
  2. Right click on the “TeamPulse” database move the cursor to “Tasks” and select “Back Up…”
  3. Select the back up location you prefer.  Tip:  Choose a location that will allows you to easily find the back in the servers file system.
    back up database
    1. The default back up location will be listed in the highlighted box above.  If you desire to change the location to a easily location click on “Add” to select a new location.
      ![locate database](/images/transferring-teampulse-database-to-a-new-database-server/locate-database-files-png.png)
    2. Type the name of the back up file in the “File Name” text box highlighted above.
  4. On the new destination TeamPulse database server right click over “Databases” and select “Restore Databases…
  5. From the Restore Database screen select “From device” and then click on the browse icon highlighted below in the red box to find the back up file previously created 
    restore database
  6. Select “OK” to restore the TeamPulse Database
  7. Next you will need to update the web.config to point TeamPulse to the new database server.  The web.config are located in the TeamPulse directory this is typically For TeamPulse <Drive Root>\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\TeamPulse\wwwroot For Ideas and Feedback Portal <Drive Root>\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\FeedbackPortal TeamPulse Integration Services <Drive Root>\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\TeamPulse\IntegrationServices
  8. You will need to modify the connection string section of the config files.  It’s highly recommended that you create a back up of your web.config file before proceeding. 


  <add name="TeamPulseConnectionString" connectionString="server=OLDSERVERNAME;Integrated Security=true;DATABASE=TeamPulse;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>




  <add name="TeamPulseConnectionString" connectionString="server=NEWSERVERNAME;Integrated Security=true;DATABASE=TeamPulse;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>


If needed the Final step will be to activate TeamPulse for the admin site of TeamPulse (http://YOURTEAMPULSEINSTANCE/ADMIN)