Review the following to copy configurations from one PC to another.

On your old PC

Copy the following files/folders:

Note: By default, the ProgramData folder within Windows is Hidden, so you’ll need to be sure to adjust that within the Explorer, if it’s not showing up.

  • C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\PerfNav4.ini
  • C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\Systems\

    (the entire folder and its contents)

  • C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\RepSet_reportName.GpR

    (files with this type of name are Report Sets. You will only have .GpR files if you have created custom Report Sets)

Note: The historical data itself is stored on the IBM i, so you don’t need to think about that during this process.

 On the New PC

  1. Install Performance Navigator on your new PC, and run it once.
  2. Close Performance Navigator.
  3. Put the files you copied into C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\
  4. Open Performance Navigator and you will see your LPARs/Report Sets/etc.
  5. You will also need an ODBC driver on your new PC. Review our YouTube video on how to obtain it from IBM’s ESS website.
  6. You will need an IBM PartnerWorld ID with download privileges to download it. In case you do not have the right admin authority to download from IBM’s ESS site, the driver is also available on our FTP site: ftp://ftp.mpginc.com/ACS/ODBC_Driver_IBM_i_Access_Client_Solutions_--_Win_AP_LCD8_2011_12.zip

Note: If you download from our FTP site, you can use the YouTube video starting around 2:30 for the rest of the installation steps.

More Detailed Info

  • Performance Navigator is installed in:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Midrange Performance Group\...

    If you can save this directory and subdirectories, and restore them after the VMs are reset, you don't have to reinstall.

  • When Performance Navigator runs, it saves information in:

    C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\...

    If you save this directory and subdirectories, and restore them after the VMs are reset, you won't loose the connection information.

  • If those directories and subdirectories in place, then you can run the program:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\PerfNav.exe

Specific files and directories for the connected systems are saved in the following locations:

  • C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\PerfNav4.ini

    (This file has a list of the connected systems.)

  • C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\Systems\<systemName>\<systemName>.ini

    (These files have the details about each system.)

The following files are temporary and don't need to be saved and restored:

  • C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\Systems\<systemName>\*.GpD
  • C:\ProgramData\Midrange Performance Group\Performance Navigator 19\Systems\Temp\*.*

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Last Modified On: November 05, 2020