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How to backup and restore Vista databases

Vista database backup methods:

  1. Copy the database folder, you can compress the database into a ZIP or RAR file (ZIP preferred method of Product Support)
  2. Use the built in database backup feature (this is commonly used for scheduling an automatic database backup)
  3. Use the built in export feature (this is commonly used for partial database backup)

Vista database restore methods (referring to backup methods accordingly):

  1. Restore from a copy of the database folder:
    • Change the database path in Vista Server setup to the copy of the database folder.
  2. Restore from the .fvb file
    • Use Vista restore database feature
  3. Restore from the exported filed
    • Use Vista import feature
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