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Main: BackupAndRestore

BACKUP (export)

Only on the Server

Making a backup of your DINO database is quite easy:

(The color might differ slightly depending on the version of the software)

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

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.

(to make sure it has the most recent data), and put in on the new server

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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