Version(s): >= 2.71 (manual backup and restore is possible in older versions)
Especially when using large databases it is advisable to make a backup occasionally in case something goes wrong. The manual describes ways to backup, restore and update the database quickly. This document describes how to use these options and when and also an alternative way for older versions.
The steps on how to quickly backup and restore the Dicentis databases to a *.bak file can be found in the Dicentis Software Manual for DCNM-SW amongst other database manipulations;
A step that is occasionally omitted is the ‘update’ step. Even though the SQL version on which the database is running remains the same between Dicentis versions, the database version does change and needs to be updated when the backed up version was made on an earlier Dicentis version.
When the Meeting Application is started without updating the database to the latest version, it will crash with a .NET error.
In order to do update the database, follow the steps in the manual, reproduced here for convenience: