CMS System - How to Restore a CD, Jump Drive or Diskette Backup?

If you need to restore a backup that was originally made as a Simple Backup or CD Backup, you will need to know the drive letter of the CD, Jump Drive or Diskette where the backup data is located.

Insert the CD, Jump Drive or Diskette in the appropriate drive.  Click Start | My Computer.  Find the drive letter of the media you just inserted.  For example, most CD drives are D: or E:, while most Diskette drives are A: or B:. 

Jump Drive letters are assigned automatically each time you insert the jump drive in the USB port.  The drive letter assigned depends on the configuration of the computer, so be sure to double check the drive letter each time you insert it into the USB port.

From CMS, click File | Restore.

Click the dot at Simple Restore.

Click into the From Disk Drive and enter the drive letter of the CD, Jump Drive or Diskette where your backup file is located. Click OK.



Prior to restoring the data, the system will make a backup to your CMS working directory called B4REST.ZIP.  Click OK.

NOTE:  This B4REST.ZIP backup file is used to recover data prior to restoring data should you accidentally restore the wrong file or if the backup file is corrupted.  The B4REST.ZIP file is created only once within a five day span of restoring data, so you do not accidentally overwrite the B4REST.ZIP if you attempt to restore several "bad" backup files (to ensure the integrity of your original data set).



Once the backup to the hard disk has completed, the Restore process will proceed.  The system will ask you to insert the last disk of the backup set in the drive specified.

If your backup was made to a CD or Jump drive, click Yes.
If your backup was made to diskettes and you have several diskettes, insert the last diskette in the drive (i.e. Disk 4 of 4) and click Yes.



If your backup was made to several diskettes, the system will then ask you to insert each diskette starting with diskette #1.  It will/may ask you to insert the last disk again when it comes to that disk.

Click OK when the system tells you the restore completed successfully.

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