Before you start migrating your project from FIN 5.0 to FIN 5.1, we recommend backing up the existing project. Best practice is to store the backup somewhere other than the server that hosts FIN.

Use the following procedure to make a full project backup:

  1. Stop the FIN service.
  1. Navigate to the FIN directory. For example, C:\Program Files (x86)\FIN Framework\FIN Framework 5.0.X.XXXX.
  1. Zip up the var folder.
  1. Move the zipped var folder off the server hosting FIN. For example, onto a USB drive, a cloud storage device, or another server.
  • A backup has been created and you are now ready to start migration.