Prepare to Install
If you are upgrading an existing Virtuoso installation and want to preserve your existing data and configuration files:
Shut down your Virtuoso instance as normal.
Right-click on the existing
Virtuoso.app(exact name may vary), and select
Show Package Contents.
Drill down to
Check the size of the
virtuoso.trxfile, found in the
databasefolder alongside the
Make a backup of your existing Virtuoso Database and Configuration files (defaults are
virtuoso.ini) prior to performing the steps that follow. Note : Virtuoso's online backup feature , if enabled, should have already generated a backup-set.
Use the Add/Remove Programs utility to uninstall any previously installed Virtuoso components. Data and configuration files will be left behind by this process.
Download the Virtuoso Installer Program
Obtain a License File
If you haven't already obtained a suitable Virtuoso 7.x license file, return to the download site , and click the link for Free Eval License (15 day duration, requires only your email address) or Free Pilot License (30 day duration, requires some additional personal and business information).
Figure2.1.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Obtain a License File
Fill out the relevant form, and download the license file when presented.
: the file must be named
virtuoso.licfor use. Some browsers may rename the file during download; you can simply rename the file on your machine.
Run the Virtuoso Installer
Double-click the installer archive,
wavpz2zz.msi, to start the process with the Installer Program Introduction.
Figure2.2.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Run the Virtuoso Installer
, and you'll be presented with the License Agreement:
Figure2.3.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- License Agreement
Tick the box for
, and click
. You'll be asked to locate your license file:
Figure2.4.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- License Agreement Accept
button to locate the license file you obtained earlier, or click the
Try and Buy
button to obtain a new one now, or tick the box for
I don't want to install a license file now
. Then, click
. You'll be prompted to select an Installation Type:
Figure2.5.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Choose Installation Type
Select the desired option:
-- installs to the default filesystem location, may not include all components
-- installs to the default filesystem location, includes all components
-- to install to any filesystem location, and select which components will be installed
, and if you chose
, skip this and the next step; if you chose
Custom, you'll be prompted to choose a destination folder:
Figure2.6.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Choose Destination Folder
, and if you chose
, you'll be prompted for Feature Selection:
Figure2.7.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Feature Selection
, and the installer will indicate it's ready to begin:
Figure2.8.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Read to install
Click install, and wait for notification of completion.
Start the Virtuoso Service Manager, and Locate it in the Task Bar
Launch the Virtuoso Service Manager from your
Figure2.9.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Launch the Virtuoso Service Manager.
Look for an icon to appear in the Task Bar at the bottom right of your screen.
Figure2.10.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Look for an icon
Start and Administer your Virtuoso Instance
Right-click on the Virtuoso Service Manager icon in the Task Bar, and click on
OpenLink Virtuoso Server - Start
Figure2.11.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Start your Virtuoso Instance
, Virtuoso's HTTP-based administration tool, by loading this URL in your Web Browser: http://example.com/conductor .
Figure2.12.Installing the Virtuoso Universal Server on Windows -- Virtuoso Conductor
Use the Conductor to configure your Virtuoso instance for future use. For example, it is
advised that you change the default passwords for the
super-user accounts (drill down to
Optional - Restore your old Data and Configuration Files
If you preserved existing data and configuration files at the start of this process, now is the time to bring them back into play.
If you used Virtuoso's online backup feature, the documentation will walk you through the restoration process.
If you simply copied the INI and DB files elsewhere, and if they were Virtuoso 7.x files, you can just stop the current Virtuoso instance, and replace the newly created INI and DB with the old ones. For best results, we do advise that you compare the content of the old INI with the new, and add any new settings from the new to the old, adjust as may be appropriate to your deployment.
If you simply copied the INI and DB files elsewhere, and if they were Virtuoso 6.x or older files, there are some extra steps that must be taken.