How to Migrate from BarTender UltraLite 9.3 SR2 to a Newer Version
BarTender UltraLite is a software for designing and printing high-quality labels. It is compatible with various printers, including Zebra ZD230[^1^]. However, BarTender UltraLite 9.3 SR2 is an outdated version that runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. If you want to upgrade your server or move to a newer version of BarTender, you need to follow some steps to migrate your license and data.
In this article, we will explain how to migrate from BarTender UltraLite 9.3 SR2 to a newer version of BarTender, such as BarTender 2021. We will also discuss the benefits of upgrading and the differences between the versions.
Step 1: Backup your data
Before you start the migration process, you should backup your data, such as label templates, printer settings, and database connections. You can use the Backup and Restore Wizard in BarTender UltraLite 9.3 SR2 to create a backup file that contains all your data. To access the wizard, go to File > Backup and Restore Wizard and follow the instructions on the screen. You should save the backup file in a safe location, such as an external drive or a cloud storage service.
Step 2: Install BarTender 2021 on a new server
BarTender 2021 is the latest version of BarTender that offers many new features and improvements over BarTender UltraLite 9.3 SR2. Some of the benefits of upgrading are:
Support for Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10
Improved performance and stability
New user interface and design tools
Enhanced integration and automation capabilities
More barcode symbologies and RFID support
Better security and compliance features
To install BarTender 2021 on a new server, you need to download the software from the Seagull Scientific website[^3^]. You can choose between different editions of BarTender, such as Starter, Professional, Automation, or Enterprise, depending on your needs and budget. You can also request a free trial or a quote from the website.
Once you have downloaded the software, run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to enter your license key or activate your subscription during the installation process. You can find your license key in your email confirmation or in your Seagull Scientific account.
Step 3: Restore your data
After you have installed BarTender 2021 on a new server, you need to restore your data from the backup file that you created in step 1. To do this, you need to use the Backup and Restore Wizard in BarTender 2021. To access the wizard, go to File > Backup and Restore Wizard and follow the instructions on the screen. You should select the backup file that contains your data and choose where to restore it.
The wizard will automatically convert your label templates, printer settings, and database connections to the new format of BarTender 2021. You may need to make some adjustments or modifications to your labels after restoring them, such as resizing fonts or images, changing colors or alignments, or updating barcode properties.
Step 4: Test your labels
The final step of the migration process is to test your labels and make sure they print correctly with BarTender 2021. You can use the Print Preview feature in BarTender 2021 to see how your labels will look before printing them. You can also print test labels using different printers and settings to check for any errors or issues.
If you encounter any problems or have any questions during the migration process, you can contact the BarTender Support Portal[^2^] for assistance. The support team can help you with troubleshooting, technical issues, licensing questions, or any other inquiries related to BarTender.