How to Backup the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Settings

Article by Justin Williams created/updated June 14, 2016

The SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Settings backup is the least critical part of the PDM backup plan, but important none the less; it should be backed up before any major procedures such as an upgrade.  It’s easy to set up and can be scheduled to complete automatically.

Archive server settings include all the settings that are entered at the Archive Server Configuration Tool Level, like defined login types and passwords.

NOTE: This feature does not backup file vault archives or databases.

On the archive server; start the Archive Server Configuration Tool from Start > Programs > SOLIDWORKS PDM > Archive Server Configuration;

Archive Server Settings

Start Archive Server Configuration

In the Archive Server dialog select Tools > Backup Settings…

Archive Server Settings

Archive Server dialog

Here you can select which vaults to backup, where to store the backup file (.dat) also schedule when and how often you’d like this backup to occur.  You can even set a password, that will be required to restore the backup.

SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Settings Backup

Backup Settings

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Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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