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How can I move a database to a different location?

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In a single-user version, there are two ways to move a SimaPro database:

  • The easiest way is to first make a backup of the database. You can do this in SimaPro via File> Database management> Back-up. Then transfer the backup file to the new location and restore the database (File> Database management> Restore).
  • You can also move the database manually or via a .zip file.  The SimaPro database is installed by default in C:\Users\Public\Documents\SimaPro\Database. SimaPro must be closed when you move or zip the database. A SimaPro database consists of 77 numbered files with an *.NX1 extension, which need to be moved together to the new location.

The first time you start SimaPro again, you will get message saying that the database is not found. Simply browse to the new database location (which will be remembered by SimaPro). If you carry out automatic backups, make sure your backup software is updated with the new database location.

In a multi-user version you can also move databases the same way. However, there is an additional step - the new location must be specified as an alias in the SimaPro database server ( this article can help). If you carry out automatic backups, make sure your backup software is updated with the new database location.

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