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Article Type: How To
Product: Symphony
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Component: Symphony Server
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Created: 30-Oct-2012 5:17:37 PM
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How to back up and restore the Symphony database as an SQL backup

  1. Open up a command prompt, and go to the <Aimetis\Symphony\_tools folder, and run dbbackup mybackup1. For example:
  2. command line

  3. Find the file mybackup1 and store in a safe location. This is a standard SQL backup file and is normally located here: c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Backup\mybackup1

  4. If Symphony is installed, the backup can be restored by running dbrestore <path to the backup>\mybackup1. For example:
    command line

  5. If Symphony is not installed, the backup can be restored by using SQL Server Management Studio Express, which can be downloaded from Microsoft.

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