Restoring data from a backup

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Because a standard backup simply makes an identical copy of the single data file AAUser.mdb, all that is required to restore a backup is to move and/or rename the backup file back to your Access Anaesthetics folder and restart the system. Ensure you know which file is the one you want to restore and which file you are replacing. Avoid overwriting any files you may want to use later.


To restore a backup file:


1.Close Access Anaesthetics if it is open and start Windows Explorer.
2.Rename or move (rather than delete) the current AAUser.mdb file in your Access Anaesthetics folder (e.g. rename to AAUserOLD.mdb) in case you need it later. This is the old file you want to replace.
3.Move your backup file to your Access Anaesthetics folder if it is not already there. You will be prompted to overwrite the current AAUser.mdb file if you have not already moved or renamed it.
4.If the backup file was created with Winzip (it will have the file extension .zip rather than .mdb). Use Winzip or another file compression program to uncompress it.
5.If the backup file is named something other than AAUser.mdb, rename it to AAUser.mdb.
6.Restart Access Anaesthetics and the data in the backup file will be reattached automatically and will be available for use.
7.Once you have verified that the data in the backup file is OK, you can delete the old version of AAUser.mdb that you earlier renamed to AAUserOLD.mdb.


Notes        If you have used Winzip (or another file compression program) to make a compressed backup file, you will first need to uncompress the zip file before re-attaching it to the system. The easiest way to do this is to double click on the zip file in Windows Explorer. Unzip the file to your Access Anaesthetics folder and rename it if required to AAUser.mdb as described above.


 For multiple user installations, restore one or more of the DoctorName .aau files and/or the AASite.mdb file from the Winzip backup file.