08/09/2019 (Fri) 15:46:26
Hey, there isn't an excellent way to do this yet, but it is totally possible. I have a job queued up to write some proper help on this, since the same question comes up, but for now:
To do files, just do a mass export and import. You can either shut the client down and copy/import all the 'fxx' folders in your client_files folder to your new machine/client, or you can set up a big export with a big search and thumbnail right-click->share->export->files
, or you can set up a one-time export folder for 'system:everything' under file->import and export folders
To do tags, turn on help->advanced mode
and hit 'advanced service-wide update' button under services->review services
. This lets you import/export all tags on your 'local tags' to a portable Hydrus Tag Archive file.
Let me know if you run into any trouble! These are big operations, so it is worth making a backup beforehand, just in case something goes wrong.