How to backup PlateSpin Forge/Migrate/Protect database files

  • 7009957
  • 06-Jan-2012
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

PlateSpin Forge
PlateSpin Migrate
PlateSpin Protect

Situation

When upgrading or moving to a new PlateSpin Forge, PlateSpin Migrate, or PlateSpin Protect server there is the potential for data loss.  Backing up the database files adds redundancy to ensure data can be retrieved.

Resolution

1. Stop the SQLSERVER(PLATESPINDB) service
2. Make copies of the files found in the following location:
 
D:\Program Files\PlateSpin Forge Server\Database
..\PlateSpin Migrate Server\Database
..\PlateSpin Protect Server\Database
 
For Forge 3.0 - 3.0.2, Migrate (all versions), and Protect 10.0 - 10.0.2 the following files should be found in the listed locations:
 
ofx.ldf
ofx.mdf
portabilitysuite.ldf
portabilitysuite.mdf
 
For Forge 3.1+ and Protect 10.1+ the following files should be found in the listed locations:
 
masstransit.ldf
masstransit.mdf
ofx.ldf
ofx.mdf
portabilitysuite.ldf
portabilitysuite.mdf
protection.ldf
protection.mdf
 
3. Once the files have been copied to a safe location, start the SQLSERVER service stopped in step 1

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