Project in a Box can be backed up in a number of ways to suit your configuration. There are these elements to consider:
Location: “piab” database.
The SQL Server database contains the structure of your projects and portfolios. It is essential to take regular backups of the PROJECT in a Box database, normally called “piab”, and keep the backup files in sync with the backup of your doc folder, which contains the project files.
You may use any technique to backup the database e.g.
To backup with the PROJECT in a box Server tool:
1. Run the PROJECT in a box Server tool (in Vista, right click and 'Run as Administrator').
2. Select the 'Utilities' tab.
3. In the section 'Backup Database', enter the path of file to backup to e.g.
4. Click 'Backup'
The doc folder is an essential element of the backup. It contains the entire file history of all the projects in PIAB. The backup of this folder must be kept in sync with the SQL Server database backup, otherwise if a restore is required then the database may not match the set of files.
PIAB ships with a standard project template files and we provide others. They are normally stored in the template2.0 folder. These supplied templates can be restored from your install media if necessary.
However, you may create your own template in which case it's essential to back up these files.
Files in this folder are used to export projects to html pages. You may customise the look and feel of these pages in which case you should back them up.
Files in this folder are used to create reports in html pages. You may customise the look and feel of these pages in which case you should back them up.