Just looking at a system that runs a DOS application for a garage. The problem is that the system has run out of HDD space and the application can't save any more data. Also, the application is secure so that it can't be moved about. If you copy all it's data to another drive, it won't run.
The application will be upgraded to a windows on within about a month but it MUST keep running until then. I was wondering about how this could be done. My first idea was to use the windows backup utility and then restore the entire computer's data to a new compute with more HDD space. Would this work so I don't waste my time?
Anyone else had to move applications with this kind of security?
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
It depends on the type of security it uses. If it's a hardware dongle (a device plugged into a printer or serial port) you should be able to move it. If it's some sort of software encryption based off of the hardware the system is run on, you're short on options.
I worked on an old DOS system that was similar to what your describing a few years back. The HDD was dying. I ended up buying a new drive (Wester Digital) and using their data software that came with the drive to mirror the old drive. Once the mirror was complete, I installed the new drive in place of the old one and everything worked. It may work for you too.