Backups

Backing Up the SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM Vault

One of the great features of SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM is that the vault is entirely self contained.  This makes backing up the vault VERY simple. However, we frequently find in conversations with SOLIDWORKS Workgroup administrators that the vault is not being backed up using a regular schedule. To…

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How to Backup the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Settings

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…

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Protect Your Precious Data with Backups

It’s one of the worst feelings when deadlines are bearing down on you.  As you’re browsing through the directory of your current major project, you can’t find a file.  Maybe someone deleted it or moved it.  Or you open a file but it only gives you a message that the file cannot be opened.  Murphy’s Law states that these scenarios always occur hours before your deadline.  A little preparation and investment will turn these panic attack moments into a save the day hero moment. First let’s look at a few scenarios.  Did another user move or delete the files?  Do you have a way of tracking these changes?  Can you bring back a file that was deleted by accident?  What if someone overwrites the file…

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