Restoring a database from a previous backup
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You can restore a database to it’s active state by using the Data Manager utility or directly from within The Compleat Botanica software. Here’s what the window looks like:

 

Field Description
Restore from a recent backup This list of recent backups is a convenient way to choose which database to restore. If the backup file is not in the list (for example, if the backup is coming from a different computer), use the alternate backup option.
Use an alternate backup Type in the name of the backup file, or search your computer for the backup to be restored.
Where should the restored database files be placed? This is a disk with adequate space for the restored file.
Data source name The ODBC name used when opening the database. By default this is the name of your computer. This name does not need to be the same as your original name.
Description Additional descriptive text to help you distinguish one database from another.
Database name The Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine name. You will not use this name except in this window. This name is restricted to alphabetic characters. It must not be the same as any other active database.
Authorization ID This is fixed at “Catalog” so that you will not be prompted for authorization each time you start the software.
Authorization Password This is fixed at “Catalog” so that you will not be prompted for authorization each time you start the software.

See also

   The Data Manager utility

   Opening a database

   Closing a database

   Creating a new database

   Deleting a database

   Making a backup copy of your database

   Database operations

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   

 

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