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Old 10-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #1
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Restore Database?

I have a database with some 3600+ books, and I mistakenly deleted a custom column of my collections.

No problems, I thought. I shall restore the library file from my trusty Windows Home Server backup. I have done WHS restores on a number of occasions without drama. It was at this point I learned about the dread WHS 81% error. If you are a WHS user, you should learn about it. Google is your friend, but will only confirm your grief.

So, my question, will Calibre's Restore database function help me?
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
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calibre's restore database does not help you go back in time. It will restore you to whatever your current database state is. It isn't a backup mechanism, only a bit of redundancy to recover from db corruption.
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Thanks for your reply Kovid...

Thank goodness for belt and braces!

My Calibre Library now resides on a server. In a desperate attempt to recover, I just did a hard drive search for a Calibre Library, on my workstation, which was Calibre's original home. Lo, I discovered a backup I had set up for the folder which contains the server copy. I set it up so long ago, I had forgotten I had it. It has been ticking over every night, without any intervention from me.

Calibre is back intact!

Now, all I have to do is discover what went wrong with my Windows Home Server backup.
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