Making a backup copy of your database
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It�s essential to make a backup of your database whenever you�ve made changes to any of your specimen records. The backup process compresses your data and places it in a special format which can be used by the Restore database operation.  Backing up a database is straightforward. Use the Data Manager utility or the backup option located in the File menu of The Compleat Botanica software.


Problems with backing up a database

If you see this message, when attempting to backup a database, it�s a signal indicating that the ODBC entry is no longer valid. You�ll probably have to use the ODBC Manager utility to correct the situation before backing up.

This may occur if you�ve reinstalled the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine after creating this database.


See also

   The Data Manager utility

   Opening a database

   Closing a database

   Creating a new database

   Deleting a database

   Restoring a database from a previous backup

   Database operations

Last reviewed March 25, 2004   


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