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Backup / Restore database summary (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit PC: Screenshots)

In general Journyx Timesheet does not require significant systems administration attention. It is a turn-key system and can be downloaded and installed complete with database and web server. Once the product is up and running, especially with the built-in database option, administrative overhead is low. However we recommend you put a full disaster recovery strategy in place once the system is up and running but before an emergency happens such as a hardware or disk failure, or a natural disaster at your site such as a flood, fire, or tornado. More information about the backup and restore procedure can be found on the product documentation page (section 'Technical & Installation Documentation').
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01. Select the 'Journyx Command Line Prompt'.

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02. A new DOS window will be displayed. You should be in the \bin folder of your Journyx installation directory.
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03. Type in 'backupdb {name of the backup file}' to create a new backup file. If you don't specify a directory path then the file will be created in the bin folder. Copy the file to another location (another disk) after the backup has finished. This will make sure that you have a backup file in case your disk with the Journyx installation crashes.
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04. In this example we've entered 'backupdb 2015-jan-30' and pressed the Enter key. The system will make a backup file. After the backup procedure has finished, the ..\jwt\bin>' prompt will be displayed again.
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05. You can display the backup files that are present in the folder by entering 'dir *.jx'. This will display all files that have the .jx extension. These are compressed backup files of the Journyx database. Copy this file to another location to make sure that you have a backup file if the system crashes for whatever reason. As long as you have a .jx backup file, you will be able to restore the Journyx data in any Journyx installation. For example, your Linux server with the Journyx installation has crashed and you need access to Journyx to run the timesheet reports. Just install Journyx on any machine that is available (Linux or Windows) and restore your backup file.
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06. Restoring a Journyx backup file is easy. Just start up the 'Journyx Command Line Prompt' again and type the Journyx command 'restoredb {name of the backup file}'. In this sample we've entered 'restoredb 2015-jan-30.jx'.
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07. The restore procedure will be displaying the progress on screen.
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08. The time needed for the restore procedure depends on the amount of data in the backup file.
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09. The restore program will try to restart the Journyx service at the end of the restore procedure. A window might pop up, depending on your authorisation settings, asking you whether you want to give Journyx software to start a service that runs in the background.
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10. The restore procedure will tell you that it is trying to start the Journyx service.
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11. When all is done you will be back at the '.\jwt\bin>' prompt.
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12. You can start using Journyx again (Start / All Programs / Journyx / Journyx (login). The Journyx login screen is displayed in your default browser.
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13. However, sometimes the restart of the Journyx service is not executed correctly and an error message will be shown when you try to display the login screen.
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14. Another possible error message that is displayed when the Journyx service isn't running correctly.
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15. You will need to stop and start the Journyx service manually. To do that you need to go to the services overview in Windows. There are several options to get there:
Click on the Start button / Select Control Panel / Select System and Security / Select Administrative Tools and double click on Services.
Or type in 'services' in the search field in the Start button and select Services in the search results that are displayed.
Or use the Window key + 'R' and type in 'services.msc'.
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16. A new window will be displayed with all the services. Find the Journyx service and stop/start or restart the service.
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17. After you have restarted the service, try again to login.
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18. The login screen should appear and the Journyx system is up and running again.
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