What are the instructions and ways to backup the database on the Titramaster 85 software?

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Document ID TE5188

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Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
What are the instructions and ways to backup the database on the Titramaster 85 software?
Summary
Archive database for TM85.
Answer
TitraMaster 85 creates a result file (.RAW) each time a test is run on a workstation. At the same time the TitraMaster 85 result database (TM85.MDB file) and the application database (APPLI85.MDB file) for the Bi-directional version of TitraMaster 85 are updated. As you run methods, the number of "raw" files will steadily grow. In order to free hard disk space and to increase the speed of the TitraMaster 85 database, you can use the archive (Backup) function to compress the TM85.MDB, APPLI85.MDB and "raw" files into one and move it to another location (e.g. onto diskettes, another position on the hard disk or onto a network drive).
The compressed database file has the "dbz" extension. The "dbz" file comprises all the results (original and recalculated), the user list, the workstation list and the application list. The sample preparation list is not archived (the SMPREP85.MDB file is left as is in the TitraMaster 85 installation directory). When a database has been archived, you can empty the result database. In order to get an archived database back into the list of results in TitraMaster 85, use the Restore function.
You can also archive the database to isolate a certain category of analyses. For example, you want to get a result database based on QC sample analyses. In this case, you must archive the database after the last QC sample run (and before running a non QC sample) and restore this database before running the next QC sample.
This can be done automatically or manually.

Automatically
Supervisor access only.
With TitraMaster 85, you can archive the result and application databases each time you quit TitraMaster 85 or periodically every preset number of days. 10 backups can be saved in the same directory. A backup every 2 weeks is recommended to keep your data safe.
1. Select File > General setup.
2. Click Backup.

3. Select whether you want to archive the result and application databases:
  • each time you quit TitraMaster 85,
  • or periodically. Enter the number of days between two successive backups in this case.
4. In the Archive path area, the backup file destination folder is displayed. You can select another folder by clicking the Browse button.
5. Click OK to close the General setup window.
Each time you quit TitraMaster 85 (or every x days entered), TitraMaster 85 compresses the database (TM85.MDB, APPLI85.MDB if relevant and all *.RAW files) to a "dbz" extension file. The first file to be saved is BACKUP0.DBZ. The next files will be: BACKUP1.DBZ, BACKUP2.DBZ, and so on. Up to 10 compressed files can be saved in a same directory. If you do not change the destination folder in the Archive path area, backup no.11 will be saved under BACKUP0.DBZ (the file created first is the first to be replaced).

Manually
Supervisor access only.
With TitraMaster 85, you can manually save the result and application databases with all curves in a compressed file and restore this file whenever you want. This backup is performed on quitting TitraMaster 85. You enter the compressed file name and select a destination folder. The compressed file can be saved onto a diskette, a hard disk or a network disk.
1. Select File > General setup.
2. Click the Database tab.

3. Click “Archive”
4. In the Save As window, select the backup file destination folder and type a name for the backup file. Note that "dbz" is the only extension accepted for a TitraMaster 85 backup file.
5. Click Save to close the Save As window.
6. The name and destination folder are displayed in the Archive area. Click OK to close the General setup window.
7. A message informs you that the backup will be carried out when you quit the application. If you have also defined "automatic backup on quitting", TitraMaster 85 will only perform the backup you have specified manually.