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wsbsmith wrote:Folks, I have a two-part question. Let me preface this by saying that I am not a database guru...I don't understand much about SQL and all the other stuff in the back-end that makes XMap work.
Recently, I suffered a computer crash that required new hard drive, motherboard, etc. I was able to salvage some data off of the old hard drive. I had to reinstall XMap on the new system. This is what we were able to pull off of the old drive as it relates to XMAp:
Delorme Folder (probably from /program files/)
SQL Backup folder
Delorme Docs folder
Microsoft SQL Server folder
This happened to me a few years ago, and I attempted to follow the "restore from backup" process that is described in the XMap help documents. However, it appears that this process is geared towards a situation where XMap itself did not have to be re-installed, but rather something happened to SQL itself. Because XMap recognized the backup files that had been previously created, it would be able to restore from them. I could not get it to work with a clean install of XMap...the backup files did not seem to help the situation.
Is there anything that I can do with the data in the above folders that would give me access to my old projects, layers, etc?
Is there a way that I can prevent this problem from happening again? I'd like to be able to put all the data that XMap uses onto an external drive so that it is not susceptible to loss in case of a hard drive failure, or at least put copies there. I could do a backup to an external drive, but this doesn't seem to be helpful if I have to do a new installation of everything.
I'm sorry that I'm not good at describing my problem...as I said, I know nothing about SQL databases.
wsbsmith wrote:I do not have SQL Server Management Studio on my machine. I looked for a download, and found an "express" version on Microsoft's web site, but it really seemed more like it was trying to install (reinstall) SQL Server 2008 itself during installation, so I cancelled it.
wsbsmith wrote:I actually don't have any options at all...see attached screenshot.
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