Upgrade from i-doit open to i-doit pro#
How do you switch from i-doit open to i-doit pro with added functionality in a quick and easy way?
What are the advantages of documenting the IT infrastructure rather with the i-doit pro version than with the i-doit open version? The reason is simple: i-doit pro offers considerably more functions which can be of great help for your daily work.
i-doit pro in Seven Steps#
Here is a quick overview about the necessary steps before going further into details:
- Download and implementation of the pro-update
- Installation of the i-doit pro extension
- License activation
- Clear cache
- Configure permissions
- Finishing work
Important: This procedure is irreversible. It is essential to create a backup! After upgrading, a valid license for i-doit pro is required. The system requirements and system settings must also be met.
Should you use an older version of the i-doit open installation, you have to bear the following facts in mind:
- When you use i-doit open version 0.9.x or older, an upgrade is not possible.
- When you use i-doit open 1.4.x, you have to upgrade to the newest version starting from version 1.8.
- When you have installed i-doit open 1.8.x or higher, you can continue with the upgrade.
You can download the most current version from i-doit.org.
Download and Implementation of the pro-Update#
Download the update package of i-doit pro from the customer portal and carry out an update in the usual way. It is important that the version number of the installed i-doit open version corresponds to the desired i-doit pro version. Example: You have to use update package i-doit pro 1.8, when your installed version is i-doit open 1.8.
The upgrade doesn't work with the installation packet of the i-doit pro version.
Installation of the i-doit pro-addon#
After upgrading to the pro version you have to install the pro-addon. The pro-addon is available in the admin center under Add-ons. Here you can find the installation button.
The upgrade is completed now and the last step is the activation of a valid license. You can activate it directly in the Admin Center under Licenses.
Now we log off from the Admin Center and log in again to i-doit. Now we click through Administration → System tools → Cache / Database to the button Clear complete Cache. We clear the browser cache by pressing CTRL+F5.
In contrast to i-doit open, i-doit pro does possess a free configurable authorization system. For this reason, the user who is logged in at this moment will not have all permissions.
To give your admin-user full access in a few steps, go to Administration → Authorization system → Authorization system reset and give your user full access to i-doit by entering the credentials for the Admin center.
Now you can configure the assignment of permissions for persons and groups of persons.
If you have not yet done so, you should carry out the following steps to ensure a flawless performance of i-doit:
- Set up and test Backup and Restore
- Set up Cronjobs (with the controller)
- Carry out an optional update to the current i-doit pro version: With a valid license it is possible and recommended that you always update to the newest version of i-doit pro.
Downgrade to i-doit open?#
It's not intended to go back to an older version of i-doit. This is also the case for downgrades from i-doit pro to the i-doit open variant.