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Backing Up / Restoring Files

To back up and restore the Lading Manager database.

How to Run
The Lading Manager Backup program is a separate, standalone program. If you do not have a start menu entry for this program, you may run it from the Lading Manager\Program folder. (It is called, "LadingBackup.exe.")

It is a good idea that no one be in Lading Manager while this program is running.

Backing Up
The following pages are used to back up Lading Manager.

This page controls which files are to be backed up. All files are automatically marked to be included in the backup.

This page controls where the files are backed up. Lading Manager will create a backup file called, "" This file may be backed up to either a floppy diskette (or diskettes) or to a hard drive. If you are backing up to a hard drive (or network drive), press the Choose Folder Destination button to direct the results of the backup.

Never direct the folder destination to a floppy disk, even if you have selected "Floppy drive (A:)"!

Press Create Backup File to begin the backup process. Lading Manager will export the files from the Lading Manager SQL database and then "zip" them together.

All backup files are password encrypted.

Restoring Files
The following pages are used to restore Lading Manager data.

Restore/Import #1
If you are not comfortable in restoring files, please contact Support for assistance.

There are two ways in which to restore Lading Manager data files. The most common restore type is a full restore. 

Use the Locate Backup File button to locate the file.

The restore process is a two step procedure. You must first "unzip" the Lading Manager backup file. (Usually named, "") The unzip process needs to have an area on the hard drive in which it can temporarily store these unzipped files. Use the Choose Temporary Folder button to select this folder. (It is recommended to use the Lading Manager folder for this task.)

Press the Unzip the Backup File button to extract the backup data for restore. After the files have been unzipped, you will be taken to the Restore/Import #2 page.

Restore/Import #2
All of the tables that were found in the backup file will be listed and marked for restoration.

Press the Restore Marked Files button to begin the restore procedure.