Upgrade attempt #1
Backing up the database now, will begin my first attempt at upgrading the system everything's running on shortly. Cross your fingers.
Upgrade attempt #2
Things are going poorly. I figure out how to pull the right strings and do the right dance to get the software to let me flim-flam the drives over. Now it's a matter of repairing the new plot of land without salting it.
I have consumed a plate of Hint of Lime Tostidos covered in muenster cheese, dipped in excellent spicy thick salsa. I will now guzzle OJ and plunge back into it while Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
repeats on my TiVo.
Upgrade attempt #3
After doing a bit of research, and realizing that I would be better off trying to pry things in a different more time-intensive way, I continue on. I'll press buttons while studying and watching a series of Valentine's Day themed Iron Chefs. If I had watched FaLiLV again, I would have desired large amounts of illicit drugs.
Upgrade attempt #4
Ok, so that didn't work, despite all hints online that it should have. I found one more method to try, that involves bypassing the software package I thought would be my savior entirely, and relying entirely on the lord of the manor, Microsoft itself. If their tool does the job, we'll be up and running in no time flat. If their tool fails me, we're in a different boat. I'll be taking the old computer and setting it up in the corner for the time being, redoubling my efforts on studying, and copying things over piece by piece the hard way. With the ODBC problems I'm having, that'll be rough, but I'll survive.
Upgrade attempt #5
So brute force and the stupid ``slow'' way worked and worked fast. I could have saved myself hours. Duh. The telnet and web games are running in an open desktop sprawled out on my couch. I'm going to study economics, go to sleep, and shove it where it belongs in the morning. The downtime will be minimal, two minutes at most. All done and ready for action.