Yesterday I spent the early morning with an ErpNext 14-days trial account, and all the rest of the day with a virtual machine and the Bitnami installer.
I was trying to find any other way to get the Wizard to work once, JUST ONCE, so I could back up the database and have it available to restore where I want it.
The trial account uses a different Wizard (is anyone surprised). It asked most, but not all of the questions of the publicly available Wizard. When I ran the backup I discovered that for the trial version the database archive is not included in the bundle (is anyone surprised).
So that was yet another dead end. On to Bitnami…
After figuring out how to workaround the defects in their installer (accepting that it set up mail services corrupts
site-config.json) I found that it filled in some, but not all, of the Wizard stuff automatically, and worked ok, but did not set it up with what I wanted.
bench drop-site then
bench new-site and subsequent commands, and got to a clean Wizard.
After that, my experience was then the same as @brian_pond experienced yesterday: Wizard won't finish - #15 by brian_pond
… but then my second attempt, was like his third…
So I do now, at last, have a way to get a prepared database to work from.
I cannot explain why I had no problems with this 'til 10 days ago, then always problems with it since then. Nor can I explain why some people see it and not others.
The good news is I got some personal assistance from the founder @rmehta!! Yes!
He corrected the title of one of my posts to read “Is there any way at all to configure ERPNext without using the Wizard?” instead of “Is there any way at all to configure ErpNext without using the Wizard?”
It’s nice to see that he’s concerned about 10 days of my life down the toilet on a 3 year old unresolved defect.