Backup/Restore window

This section describes how to back up and restore all your TotalFlow BatchBuilder objects, job files and system settings using the Backup/Restore window.

You can also manually back up and restore TotalFlow BatchBuilder data. For more information, see Backing up and Restoring Data.

Settings tab
Backup Location (Directory Path)

Type in or select a folder where you want to store the TotalFlow BatchBuilder data.

You can choose to perform backup for either All - Job Data and Metadata, including all orders, all jobs, and all batches, or Configuration and Metadata Only, that does not include any order, job or batch. Each option displays the date of the last performed backup, the size of the selected data, the available disk space on the selected location, and the number of backups stored by the system.

Click Back up Now... to perform the selected backup manually.

Note: If you select back up or restore for All - Job Data and Metadata, you are logged out of the system and cannot log in until the process ends. The system shows the progress status and displays a notification message when the back-up or restore process is finished.
Click OK to save any changes or click Cancel to discard changes and close the Backup/Restore window.
Restore tab
You can select from a list of all the available backups to restore TotalFlow BatchBuilder data. The list can be sorted by these columns:
  • Timestamp — The date and time when the backup was created.
  • Data — The type of data stored.
  • Type — The type of backup: Manual or Scheduled.
  • Size — The size of the stored data.
Select a backup from the list and click Restore... or right-click and select Restore From This Backup.... You can also click Manually Restore Backup... to select a folder and perform the restore manually.
  1. If you select back up or restore for All - Job Data and Metadata, you are logged out of the system and cannot log in until the process ends. The system shows the progress status and displays a notification message when the back-up or restore process is finished.
  2. You can restore the system to a previous state only if the backup is from the same product version as the currently installed TotalFlow BatchBuilder version.
Log tab
The system shows a list of all the backup actions performed:
  • the date and time of each action
  • the type of backup/restore
  • if the backup/restore was successful or failed
  • type of data
  • failure reason, if the backup failed
    Important:
  • Restoring Configuration and Metadata Only should be performed with caution, only in one of the following situations:
    • after a clean installation
    • when there are no batches
    • when the selected metadata is an extension of the current metadata (that is, all current inputs and outputs are included in the backup that needs to be restored)
  • To avoid system errors after restoring Configuration and Metadata Only, it is important to have the following requirements:
    • any input requested by existing orders to be found in the selected metadata
    • any output requested by existing batches to be found in the selected metadata
    • any custom job attribute/state/location requested by existing jobs to be found in the selected metadata