Get Empowered: Project Backup, Archival and Restoring Data | Tip #139, Project Backup

By September 18, 2019

Tip #139: Project Backup in Empower Software

Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last Empower tip-of-the-week post for Empower Chromatography Data Software, we learned about Multi-Component Peak Purity (Tip #138).

In this week’s tip, we begin a new series on project backup, archival and restoring data in Empower.
This tip will review project backup. There is only one way to backup projects – this is done in Configuration Manager using the Backup Project wizard. It is very straight forward.

Let’s get started.

Step 1

In the Configuration Manager window, right click on the project and select ‘Backup Project’ (figure 1).

Empower Tips: Configuration Manager window | Figure 1

Figure 1

Step 2

The wizard launches and the name of the project appears. Click ‘Next’ (figure 2).

Empower Tips: Launches Wizard, Click NEXT | Figure 2

Figure 2

Step 3

Now, select the backup destination. Click the lower radio button and Browse to the destination. Click ‘Next’ (figure 3).

Empower Tips: Select Backup destination | Figure 3

Figure 3

Step 4

Empower performs a project integrity test which reads all the raw data files in the project and performs a checksum test on the *.EXP and *.INF files (figure 4).

Empower Tips: Project Integrity Test & Checksum Test | Figure 4

Figure 4

Step 5

The database information is exported, and the raw data files are copied to the backup destination (figure 5).

Empower Tips: Export data, copy to backup location | Figure 5

Figure 5

Step 6

Once all the information has been sent to the backup destination, click ‘Next’. You have the option to use external backup software if it has been installed and configured. Otherwise, simply click ‘Finish’ (figure 6).

Empower Tips: Complete backup | Figure 6

Figure 6


It’s that easy!

Final notes:  

  • You can backup multiple projects at a time.
  • This procedure can be followed using the QuickStart or Pro interface.


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Next week in Empower Tip #140 – Next week we will continue the discussion on Project Backup, Archival and Restoring Data in Empower Software.

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