Creating and Restoring Backups

In this article, I will show you how to manually create global assets and\or project backups and how to restore them.

Creating Global Assets Backup

This process creates a backup of the Generator, NewData and idt_packman directories under the RMMV installation folder. To create a global assets backup, follow the steps below:

1. Click File and then Create Global Backup on the menu bar.

2. The Save File Dialog Box will appear. The default file name captures the current date and time and formats it into a filename.

3. Click save to proceed. The backup creation process will start. This normally takes awhile and can take up to several minutes so please be patient.

4. Once done, you will receive a message saying that the backup has been created.

Restoring Global Assets Backup

This process will replace the Generator, NewData and idt_packman directories under the RMMV installation folder with the one stored in the backup archive. To restore a backup of the global assets, follow the steps below:

1. Click File and then Restore Global Backup.

2. An Open File Dialog Box will appear. Select the backup file you want to restore and click open.

3. You won’t receive any message box asking you if you want to proceed with the operation so please be mindful of that. After you clicked open, the operation will commence and it might take awhile and can take up to several minutes.

4. Once done, you will receive a message saying the backup has been restored and that the program needs to be restarted for the changes to take effect. Click OK to proceed.

After clicking OK, the program will restart and the picture above shows packages that were deleted has been restored.

Creating a Project Backup

This process creates a backup of the whole project folder. To proceed, follow the steps below:

1. Make sure that you already opened the project. If you have no idea how to do this, please see the Opening a Project article.

2. Click File and then Create Project Backup.

3. The Save File Dialog Box will appear. The default file name captures the current date and time and formats it into a filename.

4. Click save to proceed. The backup creation process will start. This normally takes awhile and can take up to several minutes so please be patient.

5. Once done, you will receive a message saying that the backup has been created.

Restoring a Project Backup

This process basically replaces the whole project folder with the one in the backup archive. To restore a project backup, follow the steps below:

1. Make sure that you already opened the project. If you have no idea how to do this, please see the Opening a Project article.

2. Click File and then Restore Project Backup.

3. An Open File Dialog Box will appear. Select the backup file you want to restore and click open.

4. You won’t receive any message box asking you if you want to proceed with the operation so please be mindful of that. After you clicked open, the operation will commence and it might take awhile and can take up to several minutes.

5. Once done, you will receive a message saying the backup has been restored and that the project needs to be re-opened for the changes to take effect. Click OK to proceed.

After clicking OK, the project will be re-opened and the packages that were deleted initially were restored.

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