How to restore your WinSMS database

How to restore your WinSMS database

WinSMS desktop client database restore function

In this example, we are going to cover how to restore your WinSMS database from a local backup.

For more information on how to backup and restore your database from our WinSMS servers, click here.

Note: It is important to do a backup before you proceed with any restore as this will overwrite your current WinSMS desktop client database. For more information on how to do a local backup, click here.

Open up the WinSMS desktop client software. 



Click on “File” then “Backup & Restore” and click on “Restore” If you do not get the error "The Backup Directory specified does not exist" then click here to skip this section. 


If you get the error "The Backup Directory specified does not exist" then click "OK" 



Click on the "Change Directory" button 



Browse to the directory where your WinSMS desktop client backup files are kept, left-click on the directory, and click on "OK" 

 


Left-click on the backup you wish to restore and click on "OK" 



Click on "Yes" on the pop-up warning. Please note: This process will overwrite all your information with the backup you have chosen. 



Click on "OK" on the pop-up. 



The WinSMS desktop client will restart. Congratulations you have successfully restored a WinSMS desktop client database.

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