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06-08-2008

I am wondering if anybody had tried this:



suppose you have a LiveCycle ES 8.0 running, all's well; let's call this system "A".



now, you need to bring up another LC ES system on a separate server machine. let's call this system "B".



But, since there are 2000 forms/processes in system "A" already,

and you don't want to Import + Configure all those 2000 forms from "A" to "B", because it's a time-consuming, tedious and extremely boring work.



So, is it possible to

make a copy of the LCES database of system "A",

and,

during the install/configure/deploy LC ES onto "B", we configure "B" to connect to the COPY of the database (instead of letting the configuration manager configure/initialize a brand new database for B).



would that work?



if so, what would be the exact procedure?



thanks