frequently asked questions


"You cannot afford not to set up the correct procedure for Backups!"

FAQ0013 | 29 March 2011


Hints when Restoring

Hopefully you will never need to restore data, however most users find that at some stage they will have to restore from backups.


Restoring works the opposite to backing up, ie Backups copy "live" data (from your hard disk) to backup media, whereas restoring copies backed up data from your backup media back onto your hard disk.


WARNING: Since restoring overwrites your live data you should make sure this is really what you want to do before commencing.



Backup, Restoring From A Backup

  • If a restore fails part way though your "live" database, whether corrupt or not, will be unusable.
  • Therefore we suggest you restore your database in a different folder (or as a different name) or copy your "live" database into another folder (or name) before overwriting it.
  • Periodic restoring of your database in a different folder (or as a different name) to check your restore is working is also invaluable.


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