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Restoring DMS database from a backup

SOLVEDby IntuitDocument Management System1Updated October 21, 2021

There are two ways to restore data to DMS depending on how the backup was made:

  1. If the data folder was copied to another location, simply recopy it to the normal location or use the secondary location by browsing to it.
  2. If the DMS backup utility was used to create the backup, it created a compressed archive file of the data.
    • The file will need to be decompressed using the DMS restore utility before it can be used.

How to restore the database from a backup utility file

  1. Go to the File menu, select Database, and click Restore.
  2. In the Select a DMS backup file to restore box, type the path where the backup resides or click Browse.
  3. In the Select destination for restored database box, type the path where the new database will reside or click Browse.
    • This folder should be empty.
  4. Click Next, then Finish.
  5. Go to the File menu, select Database, and click Open.
  6. Click Browse and choose the folder used in step 3.

How to restore the database from a backup of the original folder

  1. Copy the original database folder to a chosen destination.
  2. In DMS, go to the File menu, select Database, and click Open.
  3. In the next window, click the Browse button.
  4. Browse to the folder where you copied the database and click OK.

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