7.x Documentation

features description for

Backup of Databases

DBConfig can be used to create backups of your databases, including stencils, templates and diagrams.

This process optimizes the backup and enables a simple version management of an entire databases. The backup copies can be easily recovered with DBConfig.

Create Backup

Click the Backup/Versions button if you want to create the backup of a selected database.

First select the desired database connection profile for the backup and follow these steps, when filling in the fields in this dialog box:

  1. Select Add to store the backup information to a selected profile
  2. Since release 5.3.1, there is a default folder for database backups. This backup folder is pre-selected by default, but you can specify a different backup path by searching or creating a new folder. The selected backup folder is stored per database profile so that you can skip this point during further backups and only need to add more specific backup information.
   If the SQL server is not running locally and you want to create a
backup on your PC remotely from a central database on the LAN via
Backup/Versions, enter a network path (eg.: \\\\MyComputer\\Backup
folder) for the backup folder on your computer (otherwise DbConfig
would try to do the backup on a directory of the SQL server via the
folder C:\\Backup).
  1. Fill in the fields “Created by” (mandatory) and description (optional), where needed, to manage your database versions. The field “created on” is automatically filled with the system time of

  2. If you then click the Add button, the backup of your database, including diagrams and templates will be created in the specified backup folders.

  3. Only after having correctly added the database for backup to the backup list, confirm the execution of the backup by clicking on OK and exit the dialog box.


Delete Backup

You can delete the already created backups by selecting the backup entry and click Remove. The backup entry will be deleted in the backup list and the database file (* .db or * .bak) will be removed from the backup folder on the hard disk. If you enable the respective option, diagrams (* .vsd), stencils (* .vss) and templates (* .vst) are removed too from the backup directory.

Restore Backup

If you want to restore the already created backup copy including the stencils, templates and diagrams, select the backup copy and click the Restore button on the subsequent dialog of the button Backup / Versions.

You can select one of the following functions to restore the database from the backup:

  • Restoring to the same memory locations and data overwrite: the database is created in the existing profile. The existing database is overwritten by the database from the backup. The stencils, templates and diagrams will be overwritten by the corresponding files from the backup.
  • Restoring to a newly defined storage location: the database is created in a new profile. Select in which folder the backed-up diagrams and stencils are to be stored for the new profile.