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BACKUP (export)

Only on the Server

Making a backup of your DINO database is quite easy:

  • Go to Dino on the Dino Server
  • Go to Init (in the bottom left corner of the screen)
  • Click on Setup (in the bottom part of the screen)
  • Choose the Tools tab (in the upper left corner)
  • Use the orange button Export + ZIP
(The color might differ slightly depending on the version of the software)
  • In the Windows dialog box that appears, you can now select where you want to Save the backup

It is advised to take a backup on a regular basis (f.e. everytime you've made a lot of changes).

A good method is to include the date of backup into the filename of the backup.
This way, you always know if you are restoring from a recent or an old database.

It is always a good idea to take a backup on an external storage device. This way you are also 'protected' from Hard Disk crashes.

All data of past sales are NOT included in your backup. If you want to back up these as well,
you will have to do this manually. More info on that can be found here... (OYYOFILES)

BACKUP (import)

Only on the Server

The Import should only be used if the restore server is not possible

  • No clients available
  • Create a new database based an an existing copy
  • unzip the exported file in to a folder
  • in the .\dinodata\dino\export folder you will find files with the extension BIN
  • copy the files in the c:\dinodata\dino\import folder
  • go towards Dino\init\setup and press the IMPORT button (use the etcimport or etc_import password)

BE CAREFULL An import will overwrite al existing data (with the exeption of the oyyofiles)


The advantage of the Dino system is that every system in the network has a complete copy of the server (with the exception of the history and the ticket numbering). So if the server should crash, and a restore is necessary.

  • Just copy the following folders from another system that WAS ONLINE
(to make sure it has the most recent data), and put in on the new server
  • c:\dinodata
  • c:\dinoexe
  • Give the new machine the same IP address an name of the previous server.
  • Create a shortcut on the desktop of the c:\dinoexe\dino.exe file and put the same shortcut in startup folder.
  • reboot the machine
  • The software detects NO configuration file and will ask for the SETUP password to enter the setup screen.
  • In the setup screen, "mark the SERVER option" and fill in the SITE NAME and press ok
  • Once the application is started, you only need to validate the the connected clients. Double Click the word "Clients" at the top of the screen.

A list with unvalidated clients should appear. Mark the clients and press the button Validate.

Remark: The history files are located on the server in the

  • c:\dinodata\oyyofiles or
  • c:\dinoreview

These files are NOT synced towards the rest of the network, and should be backupped and restored manually. these are just files -> no database required.

Remark 2: The ticket numbering is located in the folder

  • c:\dino\obj

this is a folder which is not synced (because every system has its own numbering) If the folder could not be restored -> the ticket numbering will restart from 1

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