In the Manage Module, click Backup.
Use Open Dental's built-in tool to back up or restore data. Also see Backups. This tool can back up the following data:
See our webinar: Backup and Restore
This tool does not encrypt data, so consider an encrypted device or encryption software to ensure data is protected while in storage. See Encryption of Data at Rest and in Transit. To use the backup tool, you must have the security permission Backup.
Exclude image folder from backup or restore: By default, the A to Z Folder is backed up and restored. To not include the A to Z folders in the backup or restore, check this box.
Save Defaults: Click to save the entered paths as the defaults.
Managed Backups: Central Data Storage is a preferred online backup service. Click the button to see more information; you will not be charged. To remove this button, disable the Central Data Storage CDS Bridge then check Hide Unused Button.
To backup your data, first connect to the server, then insert the backup device (e.g. USB encrypted flash drive).
Backup database FROM this folder: Verify the database path to back up, it should contain the database currently connected. Typically it is C:\mysql\data\. Click Browse to select a different path. Only the connected database is backed up. Other databases in the path are ignored.
Backup TO this folder: Verify the drive or folder to back up the data to. For example, D:\. Click Browse to select a different drive.
Click Backup. A message will display when the backup is complete. If the destination drive does not have enough space for a complete backup, a notification appears and backup stops.
You should test backups regularly to make sure they will restore correctly when needed. The location of the restore will depend on your practice. For many, at home will be a practical choice. The name of the backed up database must match the name of the restored database.
Restore FROM this folder: Enter the path the backup is currently stored. For example, if the backup is on a flashdrive, it might be D:\. Click Browse to select a different path.
Restore database TO this folder: Enter the path to place the backup. Typically it is C:\mysql\data\. Click Browse to select a different path.
Restore A-Z images to this folder: If the A-Z folder was backed up, enter the path to restore it to. Click Browse to select a different path.
Restore: Click to restore the database. See below for detailed instructions.