Restoring a Backup Database - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

Metasys SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

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System Configuration Tool
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About this task

To restore the database backup file, you must place the file in the following directory:

C:\ProgramData\Johnson Controls\MetasysIII\DatabaseFiles

Note: The database backup file automatically created when you upgrade SCT is located in the following directory:

C:\Program Data\Johnson Controls\MetasysIII\Database Files\PreUpgrade Archives

When you restore an archive database, you can keep the supervisory devices at their current release.

Note: The Archive Upgrade Tool used to upgrade and restore a backup database is now a part of the Restore Backup process. Once the archive has been restored, the Open Archive process is used to begin the upgrade process.

To restore an archive database:


  1. On the Tools menu, select Database.
  2. Select Restore Backup. The Restore Archive wizard appears.

    You can restore a backup of an archive database file only when it is not in use. Archive database files that are in use are locked and unavailable.

  3. Select the database and click Restore. If the archive currently exists, the Confirm Delete and Restore message appears.
  4. Click Yes to Delete the current archive with the name selected in Step 1 and replace it with the most recent backup of that archive.
  5. Open the restored archive if desired. The version now available in the Open Archive wizard is the last version that was backed up.
    Note: Do not rename the backup file.