Enables you to select a source domain for backup and start the backup process. You can also view the current Oracle or SQL Server database properties.
To open this dialog box, on the Backup Repository dialog box, click Select.
The backup process is irreversible.
Backups, Domain, .INIT, and so forth can only be made to your local drive. A backup cannot be made to or from a network drive.
Database type — Displays the source database type: SQL Server or a specific Oracle version.
Server — When using SQL Server, displays the name of the server machine where the source data is located. When using Oracle, displays your Oracle instance alias.
Database name (only available when the source database type is SQL Server) — Displays your SQL Server database name located on the server machine that contains the source data.
Admin schema name — Displays the Admin schema name.
Admin schema password — The Admin schema password is inserted by the software and displayed as a serious of dots.
Domain — Allows you to select a domain for a backup.
Project — For an Owner operator domain or EPC-Project Mode, allows you to select a project for a backup. During the backup, the software exports As-Built/Project Center data, reference data, and data for the selected project.
Save last created ID for merging renamed items — This option is only relevant for the Merger Utility. Allows you to specify that the ID of the last created item in the domain is saved in the database. The software allocates a unique sequential ID to each item that you create. On merging data at a later stage, if the ID of an item is less than or equal to the ID of the last created item, this indicates that the item was created in the database prior to making the backup. Consequently, the Merger Utility is able to identify the item by its ID, and can update renamed items if required, by selecting the Include renamed items check box in the Merger dialog box.
If you clear this check box, the Merger Utility ignores any items that were renamed since the backup, even if you select the Include renamed items check box, and inserts the items as new records.
Copy users and departments to target domain — Copies the Smart Instrumentation user and department definitions from the source domain to the target.
OK — Opens the Backup Information dialog box and starts the backup process. The Backup Information dialog box displays the domain name and the Domain schema name of the backed up domain. The backup file is created as an encrypted seed file. The backup seed file uses the format, <Domain Name_Date/time created (MMDDYYhhmmss).DDTI> for the backup seed file name. You cannot change these settings.
A DDTI file contains data that is not database dependent. The data in a DDTI file can be imported to any database format (MSS or Oracle) irrespective of its source.
A DDTI project package file is not Smart Instrumentation version dependent. You can import and export from any version higher than 2018 to any other version of Smart Instrumentation version higher than 2018. For example 2018 to 14.0, 13.1 to 2018, and any later versions. However, certain functionalities of the export process are dependent on the Smart Instrumentation version. For example; giving Access Rights to the project reference data is only available from Smart Instrumentation 13.1 HF 7
The software records errors that do not let the backup start or minor errors that do not cause the backup process to fail in a log file. This log file is located in the same folder as the backup file and uses the same name as the backup but with the suffix .log.
In the target database, the domain type is the same as in the source database.