SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server

SOLIDWORKS PDM Failed to Make Backup?!

If there is a mismatch in the Back-up settings of the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Configuration application, the message ‘Failed to Make Backup!’, will appear in the Archive Server log. If the error message is opened from the Archive Server log, the below description will be…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard & Professional Backup Process

SOLIDWORKS PDM Backup Process

SOLIDWORKS PDM provides a secure environment for users to store files, and safely keeps archived copies of these files on a central server, preventing most potential causes of data loss on local user’s computers. However, it is essential that copies of the PDM Archives and…

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Clearing the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Log

Clear log options

When viewing the SOLIDWORKS PDM User Log, clearing the log is straight forward. You simply left-click, on the ‘Empty the log’ icon. This is available from the User Log menu bar, located at the top-left of the Log. But how do you accomplish this for the…

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Manually Setting The SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Folder Locations

SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Folder

Generally it’s best practice to use the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server Configuration utility to relocate the PDM Archive folders, however there may be times (perhaps during a server migration or after a restore due to a system failure) where you might need to be able…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Cleaner Service

SOLIDWORKS PDM Cleaner Service

When files are DESTROYED (this is different to being deleted and likely only the admin has permission), they aren’t removed from the vault archive until the SOLIDWORKS PDM Cleaner Service has been run. This can cause issues when your IT admin is frantically trying to clear space…

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Archive Server Configuration

Once SOLIDWORKS PDM Server has been installed,  you may be prompted to configure the Archive Server. The archive is where the vaulted files are physically stored. After the initial welcome screen, you will be asked to identify which users and groups will be listed for…

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