Restoring A SQL Database Backup

You may be required at some point to restore a SQL Backup if you have accidentally lost data, want to restore your database to a previous time or are moving your database to a new computer. To restore a backup follow the instructions below:

Take A Backup

This can be achieved by either finding your latest backup in the SQL_Backups folder which is located in your data folder (usually C:\PlayoutONE\Data


  • Opening the PlayoutONE SQL Database Tool tool located in C:\PlayoutONE\SQL_Configuration.
  • Choose Backup from the three options.
  • Select your database (usually PlayoutONE_Standard) from the DB To Backup dropdown list. 
  • Click Backup. 

The backup will then be created in C:\MsSQL

Restoring A Backup

  • Ensure all PlayoutONE applications are closed 
  • Go to C:\PlayoutONE\SQL_Configuration and open the PlayoutONE SQL Database Tool. 
  • Click Restore from the three options.
  • Select the database to overwrite from the Restore Into DB dropdown list (usually PlayoutONE_Standard) or create a new database by typing the name of the new database.
  • Select your backup file generated in Step1. 
  • Click Restore.

Note: Restoring a SQL Backup won't bring back any deleted audio files but it will give you the data

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