Database Maintenance FAQ

How do I backup The Journal?

1. Click on the File menu, find the Maintenance sub-menu, and choose “Backup The Journal…”

2. Check to select the Journal Volumes you want to backup.

3. Click on “Start Backup”.

 

How do I copy my backup file to another location?

Your Journal backup files can be automatically copied to another folder on your hard drive, to a network folder, to an external hard drive, or even offsite to an FTP server.

1. Click on the File menu, find the Maintenance sub-menu, and choose “Backup Settings…”

2. Under “Copy backup archive to these locations”, add the folder(s) or FTP server you would like your backup copied to.

 

How do I restore from a backup?

1. Click on the File menu, find the Maintenance sub-menu, and choose “Restore From Backup…”

2. Browse to select your backup file.

3. When the backup file is opened, the Journal Volume name will be displayed, as well as the date the backup file was created.

4. If more than one Journal Volume is listed, select the Journal Volume to restore from the list.

6. Click on “Restore Journal Volume”.

7.a. If the Journal Volume doesn’t exist in The Journal, you will be asked if you want to create the Journal Volume.

7.b. If a Journal Volume with the same name does exist, you will be ask to confirm overwriting the current Journal Volume.

7.c. Otherwise, select the Journal Volume to restore into.

NOTE: Everything that is in the Journal Volume you select will be overwritten by the information in the backup. So select the Journal Volume *very* carefully.

Once the restore is finished, you can open the Journal Volume and log in.

 

How do I see what is in my backup file?

1. On the File menu, find the Maintenance sub-menu, and choose “Restore from Backup…”. Browse to select your backup file.

2. When the backup file is opened, the Journal Volume name will be displayed, as well as the date the backup file was created.

3. Click on “Create New Journal Volume” to create a new, temporary Journal Volume that you can restore into.

4. Click on “Restore Journal Volume”. This will restore the backup file into the newly create Journal Volume.

Then you can open the new Journal Volume, log in and review what it contained. You can even sync from it into another Journal Volume.

When you need to delete the temporary Journal Volume:

5. Click on the File menu, Journal Volume sub-menu and choose “Delete Journal Volume…”

6. Select the Journal Volume you created in #3 above, and then click on “Delete”.

 

How do I restore just one category from a backup file?

1. Click on the File menu, Import sub-menu and choose “Sync from Backup File…”

2. Browse to select the backup file.

3. If you’re prompted for the user login password, enter that.

4. Under “What would you like to synchronize”, un-check all the options except “Categories & Entries”. Then click on “Next”.

5. Click on “Clear All”, then check the category (on the left side) that you want to restore. Then click on Next.

6. There will not be any entry conflicts, so click on “Next” again.

7. Click on “Sync”.

And you’re done.

 

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