The Restore function restores the data from a compressed backup file over an existing database. This operation will completely overwrite the current database with the contents of the backup file.
To ensure a successful restore operation, it is important that no one else is using the database and no one attempts to log into the database during the restore operation.
Steps to restore a database
|1.||Select File à Restore to open the Restore database dialog box.|
Restore Database Dialog
|2.||Click the Browse button and select a backup file that you have created earlier.|
|3.||Click the Restore button and click "Yes" when asked if you want to proceed. Note that this will completely overwrite your current database with the data from the backup file.|
|4.||Wait while the database is restored. This may take several minutes for a large database. Do not interrupt the Restore operation, or the restored database may be corrupt.|
|5.||Dismiss the confirmation box. If the restore operation fails for any reason, close the application and then reopen it and perform the Restore operation again.|
|◆||It is critical that no one else is logged into the database or attempts to login to the database while the restore process is running.|
|◆||The restore process may take several minutes to complete, and it should not be interrupted.|
|◆||The restore process will completely overwrite the database with the contents of the backup file. Any data entered since the backup file was created will be overwritten.|