Database Backup/Restore Wizard

The Database Backup/Restore Wizard helps you protect your Alloy Navigator Express database by creating backup files. Backing up your database regularly is recommended to prevent potential data loss in case of hard drive crashes or other failures.

Before starting to restore a database, make sure all users are logged off from Alloy Navigator Express; otherwise, the restore operation will fail.

To start the Database Backup/Restore wizard:

  • Launch dbBackup.exe, located in the /Bin folder under your Alloy Navigator Express installation folder.

The wizard includes the following pages:

You can use the Database Backup/Restore Wizard to copy an Alloy Navigator Express database from one SQL server to another by taking the following steps:

  1. Use the wizard to back up the database on the source SQL server.

  2. Copy the backup file to the destination SQL server.

  3. Use the wizard to restore the database on the destination SQL server.

A number of command-line options are available for use with the Database Backup/Restore Wizard; for details, see Command-line options for the Database Backup/Restore Wizard.