wiki:HowTo/Subject/RestoreBackup

Restoring a Backup

(Updated 2016-11; BallroomDJ version 3.3.14)

Restoring a backup can be used to:

  • Move the BallroomDJ data to another computer.
  • Restore the BallroomDJ data to the same computer.
  • Create a second copy of BallroomDJ on the same computer.

Start the File Manager in the main menu, select the Backup Functions tab and select the Restore Backup button.

In all cases:

Restore Files From is set to the folder where the backup was saved.

Restore Files To is set to the BallroomDJ folder where the backup will be restored.

Music Folder is set to the new music folder.

After restoring a backup, exit BallroomDJ completely, then restart it.

After restoring a backup, go to Configuration / Options / Folders and check to make sure the folder settings are correct.

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File Manager / Backup Functions / Restore Backup

Moving the BallroomDJ data to another computer

Step 1: Copy the music folder to the other computer.

Step 2: Create a backup on the source computer. Select File Manager from the main menu, select the Backup Functions tab, then Create Backup.

Step 3: Restore the backup on the target computer. Select File Manager from the main menu, select the Backup Functions tab, then Restore Backup.

See also: Subject: Moving BallroomDJ to Another Computer


Restoring BallroomDJ data to the same computer

Step 1: Restore a previous backup. Select File Manager from the main menu, select the Backup Functions tab, then Restore Backup.


Create a second copy of BallroomDJ on the same computer

Step 1: Create a backup of the original BallroomDJ folder using the Create Backup button in the File Manager.

Step 2: Copy the entire BallroomDJ folder to a new folder (for this example, it will be named 'BDJ-new').

Step 3: If you want a separate copy of the music folder, copy the music folder to its new location.

Step 4: Restore the backup to the new location. Restore Files From will be set to the backup location from step 1. Restore Files To will be set to the copy of the BallroomDJ folder ('BDJ-new'). Music Folder will be set to the folder selected in step 3 (or the original music folder if using the same copy).

Last modified 14 months ago Last modified on 2016-11-23T12:18:31-08:00