FAQs | Configure Backup


   
Which folders do I need to backup to avoid data loss in case of hardware failure?
How do I configure a daily automatic backup?
How can I perform a manual data backup?
  How do I restore backup data?
 

 


 

Which folders do I need to backup to avoid data loss in case of hardware crashes?


 All local and global data and settings are saved in the Onyx database on the server in folder ..\Onyx3Server. However, to backup these data, it is not possible to copy this folder on runtime since there are open tables of the SQL database program in subfolder  ..\Onyx3Server\OnyxDB. For this reason, use the OnyxDBServer-internal  backup tool.
Alternatively, you can use an external backup program which has the capability to stop and re-start services (in our case: service OnyxDBServer.exe) by a script command before resp. after the backup is performed. 

 



How do I configure a daily automatic backup?


To configure the backup settings, you need to launch the SQL database program OnyxDBServer (which usually runs as a service) as a program by means of the server control tool Onyx3Config that can be found in program group Onyx3Server on the server PC.

Once Onyx3Server is launched as a program, the application will be minimized to an icon in the system tray of the Windows task bar and can be opened by doubleclick or contextmenu there. Open tab |Backup| and customize the backup setting for each day of the week. Please, be aware that including Pictures in the backup may increase the required size for the backup file and also backup duration significantly, depending on the amount and the file size of the images.

Recommended: Backup [only] Onyx database in folder OnyxDB into an OnyxBackup folder each day at a defined time t1 using the internal backup tool. Thereafter, at time t2,  save both folders

     ..\Onyx3Server\OnyxBackup
     ..\Onyx3Server\Pictures

by an external backup tool to a mobile hard drive or rev cartridge and store the daily backup drives outside your practice.

 



How can I perform a manual data backup?


Open OnyxDBServer with tab |Backup|Manual| as described above and start a manual Backup by clicking button [Start Backup Now].

 



How do I restore backup data?


Open OnyxDBServer with tab |Backup|Manual| as described above and start data restore by clicking button [Restore Data]. Note that data restore can only be performed while OnyxDBServer is stopped.

In case image folder ..\Onyx3Server\Pictures was backuped separately as recommended above, it needs to be copied back manually before restarting OnyxDBServer.


 
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