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How To Schedule SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Database Backups

SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard Database Backups

SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional runs on Microsoft SQL Standard which allows maintenance plans to be set up which will automatically create backup files for the PDM databases.  However SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard runs on Microsoft SQL Express, which does not include the SQL Server Agent and thus does not have the ability to create automatic backups. It is VERY important…

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Setting up the Microsoft SQL Maintenance Plan [VIDEO]

The first rule of Data management is to make sure everything is being backed up.  When it comes to backing up the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM database, the Microsoft SQL Maintenance Plan can help you automate the process of creating essential back ups.  Here is how you can start using Maintenance Plans. Step 1:  Ensure that…

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How To Manually Backup the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database [VIDEO]

When troubleshooting SOLIDWORKS EPDM issues, or when performing operations like software upgrades you may need to manually backup the SOLIDWORKS EPDM Database outside of your normal Maintenance Plan. This backup can be run as a task within the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. To do so, you will need to log in to the Studio…

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Hole Wizard Database File is not the Expected Version

Hole Wizard Holes

The Problem: A question we often get on the support line is in regards to this error message: It reads: “Error: The database file ‘C:\SolidWorks Data\lang\english\swbrowser.mdb’ is not the expected version (16.02)” The file path and the number shown may vary. The Cause: Basically what is happening is that you have multiple versions of SolidWorks…

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