Operator Workstation User`s Manual: Saving and Restoring

Operator Workstation User`s Manual: Saving and Restoring
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Chapter 15
Saving and Restoring Databases
Introduction
The OWS contains archived database files for the entire facility. The
purpose of the save and restore functions is to back up and restore
these files.
The OWS can save and restore either the entire database or a single
network database. The entire database includes the global database and
all network databases archived at the workstation. A single network
database contains all the NCM databases in the network that are
archived at the workstation, and the global database for that network.
This chapter describes how to:
•
save a database
•
restore a database
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Key Concepts
Saving Databases
Saving databases involves using a workstation to back up (on diskette)
all the NCM databases and the global database of a specified network
that are archived on that workstation.
The process of saving databases varies slightly depending on the
version of Windows software that the OWS uses (Windows 98,
Windows NT, or Windows 2000 Professional).
Restoring Databases
The database restoration process copies (to the workstation) the
database on diskettes. For example, if the diskettes contain only
one network database, only that database is restored. The copy from
diskette overwrites the database at the workstation.
Compressed files automatically return to their normal format when
restored; however, the restore process creates a temporary file, called
the CONTRACT.ZIP file, to protect data during the process. The hard
drive should have enough memory to hold a temporary copy of the
compressed file in order to restore it. If the restore process is
successful, the CONTRACT.ZIP file is automatically deleted. If the
process fails, delete it manually, using DOS or the Windows File
Manager.
The restore process returns files to the same directory that they were in
when they were saved. If a directory was empty when it was saved, the
OWS recreates it during the restore process.
Depending on the version of Windows software the OWS is using
(that is, Windows 98, Windows NT, or Windows 2000 Professional),
the method of restoring a file varies. Refer to the appropriate section in
Detailed Procedures to find out how to restore a database.
LOG Files
During each save or restore attempt, .LOG files are created containing
both error and processing information about the save or restore
process. Refer to the appropriate .LOG file to find what the exact
nature of failed save or restore attempt was, as well as what files
should have been saved or restored. The C:\SAVEREST directory
contains all .LOG files. Each subsequent save or restore overwrites the
.LOG files, so there is never more than one of each of these file types
on the hard drive. A detailed explanation of each of the .LOG files
appears below.
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[NETWORK].LOG
The save process creates and names a .LOG file according to the saved
database. For example, the .LOG file for the network JCITOWER
would be named JCITOWER.LOG. This file lists three types of
information:
•
all of the files that the save process should have copied, including
each of the global files and all of the network’s directories and
database files
•
any global files that the OWS could not find. (The OWS may not
find Global files if a directory or file name has been changed.)
•
errors that occur during the save process. Errors may or may not
cause the save process to fail.
DIRFILES.LOG
The DIRFILES.LOG file, located in the \SAVEREST directory, lists
all of the directories to be saved during the save process. The PC uses
this file for internal processing and deletes it automatically when the
save is complete; however, if the save fails, DIRFILES is not deleted.
The next save attempt overwrites this file. However, this file consumes
a small amount of memory; to conserve disk space, delete the file
manually.
RESTDB.LOG
The RESTDB.LOG file contains a list of each of the global and
network database files restored during the restore process. This file
also contains error messages for each error that occurred during the
process. Errors may or may not cause the restore process to fail.
MAKEDIR.LOG
The MAKEDIR.LOG lists all directories created during the restore
process. These directories were empty during the save process, and
would have been created by recompiling the DDL files in past releases
of OWS software.
DOS Backup and Restore Utilities
Back up or restore databases either by choosing the Backup Utility
menu option or by manually running the backup or restore utility. Both
methods use the same DOS backup and restore utility; however, the
Backup Utility menu option uses a set of default options. To customize
options for backing up or restoring databases, exit to DOS and run the
utility manually. Close the Metasys program before using either
method.
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Windows Backup and Restore Utilities
When using the Windows utilities, back up or restore databases by
choosing the Backup Utility menu option. This shuts down the
Metasys program and loads the Microsoft Backup and Restore Utility.
Windows NT and Windows 2000 Professional only support back-up to
tape.
Note:
Johnson Controls highly recommends performing a back up of
the entire drive using a mass-storage device. This saves hours
of looking for Operating System data, third-party applications,
and operator personal files.
Saving Files to Diskettes
As a precaution, save the databases to diskettes whenever the archive
database changes significantly. The save process overwrites any
previous saves on the diskettes.
Before saving files, be sure to have sufficient diskettes on hand.
Two diskettes per network should be sufficient. An entire database or a
large network with many GPL or JC-BASIC files may require three or
more diskettes. Compress the files before saving them to use fewer
diskettes. More information on compressing files appears later in this
document.
Insert the first diskette in the backup drive before starting the save
process.
The diskettes:
•
must not be write protected.
•
do not need to be formatted. (The save process formats them if
required.)
•
should be labeled with the workstation or network name, the date
and time of the save, and the sequence number of the diskette.
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Detailed Procedures
Saving the Database
Windows 98
To save a database with Windows 98 software:
1.
Click Exit > Backup utility > Backup. A message box appears
indicating that the PC is about to exit the Metasys program and
that all unsaved work will be lost.
2.
Click OK. The OWS software closes, and the Microsoft Backup
window appears (Figure 15-1).
Untitled - Microsoft Backup
File Settings Tools Help
Backup
Restore
Compare
What to back up:
< Previous Step
Next Step >
Select files to back up
Desktop
Name
My Computer
3 Floppy (A:)
5 Floppy (B:)
(C:)
(D:)
Sys on ‘Cmkenov1 (
1
2
Size
Type
My Computer
Network Neighbo...
1
4
Vdisk on ‘Spd6’ (G:)
File set: Untitled
Files selected: 0
0 kilobytes selected
backup
Figure 15-1: Microsoft Backup Window
Note:
When saving files, certain options are available under the
Options selection in the Settings menu of the Microsoft
Backup window. For details on these settings, refer to the
Windows documentation.
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3.
If this is the first time the PC has performed this backup, create a
File set:
a.
Select the files to back up by clicking inside the check box
next to each file. (Selecting a directory selects all of the files
within the directory.) The subdirectory where the files are
located depends on the two variables: where OWS software
was installed (“FMSPATH”) and where the database is
located (“FMSDATA”). Type SET at the DOS prompt to see
the paths for FMSPATH and FMSDATA.
To select all files in a directory, click the check box next to
the directory, such as FMS\DATA or Project\Contract #. As a
minimum, include the following files and directories:
\CUSTUMAC
\BIN\GPL\JCIUMACS
\GRFXLIB
\ERRORLOG
\SAVE
\STATIC\*.SBQ
\N1NET.DBF
\NETNAME.NDX
\WIN.INI
\PCCONFIG.DBF
\PCPORT.NDX
\PCDEVICE.NDX
\DDL\*.DDL
\MODELS
\HVACPRO
\SYSTEM91
\”NETWORK NAME”
\”NETWORK NAME”.DOB
“NETWORK NAME” should be replaced with the actual name
of the network being backed up.
b. Click the Next Step.
c. Select the destination drive.
d. On the File menu, click Save As. The Save dialog box appears
(Figure 15-2).
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Figure 15-2: Save Dialog Box
e. Enter a name for the File set in the Save As dialog box and
click Save.
f. Go to Step 6.
4.
Open the File set that lists the files to be backed up:
a.
Click the Open File Set option. The Open dialog box appears.
b.
Choose the File set that contains the files.
c.
Click Open to open the selected File set.
d.
Click the Next Step option.
IMPORTANT: The Microsoft Windows Backup and Restore Utility
does not automatically select empty directories as part
of the .SET file. To save these directories, select them
manually.
5.
Select the destination for the backup. (For example, click Floppy
Drive A.)
6.
Click Start Backup. The Backup Job Information window appears
(Figure 15-3).
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Figure 15-3: Backup Job Information Window
7.
Enter a name for the file and click OK. The backup begins,
creating a .QIC file. When the backup has completed, a message
box appears indicating that the process is complete. Click OK.
Windows NT/Windows 2000 Professional
To save the database using Windows NT or Windows 2000
Professional, use the following instructions:
1.
On the Exit menu, click Backup Utility > Backup. A message
appears stating that the PC is about to exit the Metasys system.
The Windows Backup/Restore procedure begins.
2.
On the Window drop down menu, click Drives.
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Select the files to back up by clicking inside the check box next to
each file. (Selecting a directory selects all of the files within the
directory.) Select all files in a directory by placing a check box
next to the directory name. As a minimum, include the following
files and directories:
\CUSTOMAC
\FMS\BIN\GPL\JCIMACS
\FMS\GRFXLIB
\FMS\ERRORLOG
\FMS\SAVE
\FMS\STATIC\*SBQ
\FMS\DATA\N1NET.DBF
\FMS\DATA\PCDEVICE.DBF
\FMS\DATA\Win.ini
\FMS\DATA\NETNAME.NDX
\FMS\DATA\PCCONFIG.DBF
\FMS\DATA\PCPORT.NDX
\FMS\DATA\DDL\*.DDL
\FMS\DATA\MODELS
\FMS\DATA\HVACPRO
\FMS\DATA\SYSTEM91
\FMS\DATA\“NETWORK NAME”
\FMS\DATA\“NETWORK NAME”.DOB
Replace the NETWORK NAME with the actual name of the
network being backed up.
4.
Click the Backup button when finished. The Backup Information
dialog box appears (Figure 15-4).
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Figure 15-4: Backup Information Dialog Box (Windows NT)
5.
Enter Full Metasys backup for the description.
6.
Click OK.
7.
When the backup is complete, open the Metasys Full Save File
and verify that all selected files are present.
Blank directories are not saved.
Restoring a Database
Windows 98
IMPORTANT: The Microsoft Windows Backup and Restore Utility
does not automatically select empty directories as part
of the .SET file. To save these directories, select them
manually.
For systems using Windows 98, follow these instructions to restore the
database:
1.
Click Exit > Backup Utility > Restore. A message box appears
indicating that the PC is about to exit the Metasys program and
that all unsaved work will be lost.
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2.
Click OK. The Metasys program closes and the Microsoft Backup
window appears.
3.
Click the Restore tab to bring the Restore option to the front of the
window (see Figure 15-5).
Microsoft Backup
File Settings Tools Help
Backup
Restore
Compare
Restore from:
< Previous Step
Restore from:
Backup Set
Name
Desktop
Next Step >
Created
My Computer
312 Floppy (A:)
5 14 Floppy (B:)
(C:)
(D:)
Sys on ‘Cmkenov1 (
Vdisk on ‘Spd6’ (G:)
Backup set:
0 kilobytes
restore
Figure 15-5: Microsoft Backup and Restore Utility
with the Restore Tab in Front
Note:
When restoring files, certain options are available in the
Options selection on the Settings menu of the Microsoft
Backup window. For details, refer to the Windows
documentation.
4. Insert the final backup diskette and select the drive that contains
the database.
5. Select the .QIC file that contains the databases. The PC displays
the files that it can restore from the selected .QIC file.
6. Select files to restore by clicking in the check box next to each file.
7. Click Start Restore. The restore process begins. When the process
is complete, a message box appears indicating that the process is
complete. (If errors occur, a dialog box appears. Use this box to
view the error log.)
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Windows NT/Windows 2000 Professional
Use the following procedure to restore the database with Windows NT
or Windows 2000 Professional.
Note: A database saved using the DOS program SAVEDB.BAT
using Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows 98, can be
restored on a Windows NT or Windows 2000 Professional
machine using the DOS program RESTDB.bat (DOS
program).
1.
On the Exit menu, click Backup Utility > Backup. A message
appears indicating that the PC is about to exit the Metasys system.
The Windows Backup/Restore procedure begins.
2.
The tape drive activates. Double-click the directory in the right
window. A detail tree of the files that reside on tape appears.
3.
Select files to restore by clicking the check box next to the file
name.
4.
When the process is complete, check the \winnt\backup.log
to verify that the process restored all of the files and that no error
messages are present.
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