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Creating database and form backup

Make sure to use backups to store your databases and web-form in case you'll need it in future. It is really easy to get backup file and to load it back into database

Database with web-access QuintaDB.com everyday becomes more comfortable to use. Now the function of backuping the databases and forms has been added to the services list. It means that if you've lost a part or an entire record, it can be restored just in a few minutes.


Database backup is just a reserve copy of all the data on your hard disc drive or other storage. So, if you loose an original information, it can be restored with all the initial parameters and design. For example, a contact form was created. You can do a reserve copy of it and save it on your computer and, if needed, load the copy, then all the data from this form and its settings, and even design could be restored.


How to make a backup of a database? After creating a project and editing its records, go to the “Forms” menu. Find a tab named “Additional Options” here and then the “Backup form” link. You can create your reserve copy clicking on this tab and save it on the computer, flash-drive or any other data storage. Backup limitation of QuintaDB service is 1 Gb of space. Your base is oversized? Your problem can be solved in this way. Create views of your database and save them one by one. For example, choose the criterion for a view creation – a certain period of time. Then create a database view and save it. This way, the whole database could be moved and saved.


How to restore a database with the help of a backup file. If you occasionally delete some information from the form, just upload the previously saved reserve file. After this action all the parameters will be restored to initial. You need to remember, that project copy will be saved as a zip file. That’s why you need to unpack this file before uploading. Remarkable, that backup can be created not only for databases, but for every single form. But the limit is 1 Gb there too. And of course a file can be saved in different parts, using the technology of database views creation. All the settings of the design and functionality will be saved and could be easily restored.


Why do we need backup-files? When you create a backup project or file you’ll get a guarantee of fast data restoring in case of losing the information. And everybody knows that everything can happen during the work! A worker can occasionally delete the necessary records or the entire view. One more important moment is that you can restore the saved data only after a complete removing of your database or form.


Creating online databases for your information can help your keep it protected as well.


One more innovation in service work is cloning of records. To do the clone of a record just choose the necessary record, open it, find a “Clone” button and press it. If you need, you can edit this record any time, even right after creation. To view the clone, go to the “Records” menu and click on the link of your record. Also it can be corrected, if needed.