Get Empowered: Project Backup, Archival and Restoring Data | Tip #140, Restore a Project

By September 25, 2019

Tip #140: Restoring a Project in Empower Software

Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last Empower tip-of-the-week post for Empower Chromatography Data Software, we learned how to backup a project (Tip #139).

In this week’s tip, we will learn how to restore a project. There is only one way to restore a project. This is done in Configuration Manager using the Restore Project wizard. It is very straight forward.

Let’s get started.

Step 1

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

Figure 1

Figure 1: Configuration Manager window

Step 2

The wizard launches. Next, browse to the backup location and select the project. You have the option to use external backup software if it has been installed and configured. Otherwise, simply click ‘Next’. The project name appears and optionally, you can change the Parent Project. Click ‘Next’ (figure 2).

Figure 2

Figure 2: Restore Project Backup Wizard | Select Project

Step 3

The database information is imported, and the raw data files are copied from the backup destination. If the project was backed up using an older version of Empower, a pop-up message will appear: “Restored Project needs to be updated to next point revision. Press OK to continue.” (figure 3).

Figure 3

Figure 3: Database information is import | Pop-up Message

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. Once the integrity test is complete click ‘Finish’ (figure 4).

Figure 4

Figure 4: Project integrity test

Step 5

The project is now visible in the project table and ready for use (figure 5).

Figure 5

Figure 5: View project in project table

It’s that easy!

Final notes:  

  • You can restore 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 #141 – Next week we will continue the discussion on Project Backup, Archival and Restoring Data in Empower Software (Part 3).

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