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nomad© Software Users Manual  -  April 2005

Managing the Database

Database functions are available by selecting Utilities => Database Utilities.

Backing up the Database

Each time you exit the program you will be prompted to backup the database. It is a good idea to backup to the hard drive every day you use the program and to a floppy (or zip) disk at the end of the week. This floppy disk should be kept at a different physical location from the pharmacy. You can manually backup the database by selecting Utilities  => Database Utilities => Backup. The backup window is similar to the one shown below.

 

Restoring the Database

The restore function in Database Utilities sometimes fails. It is recommended that to Restore you use the following procedure.

  1. Close Nomad
  2. Open the Backup file using WinZip. (You control where the Backup file is located)
  3. Extract the backed-up files from WinZip (extract button) to (open C:Drive >> Program Files >> Nomad for Toniq/LOTS.)    C:\Program Files\Nomad\Tables
  4. Open Nomad

{In abeyance. If your data has been corrupted or you wish to restore data that was input from another computer not connected by a network then select Utilities => Database Utilities => Backup and a window similar to the one above will appear. Select ‘Ok’ to proceed with the restore. If there is more than one backup file in the location then a list will appear listing the dates of the backups. Use the up and down arrow keys to select the file you wish to restore.)

Note: You should restore from the most recent backup file. However if your last backup was a backup of the corrupt database then you will need to restore from an older backup file.

Rebuilding the Database

Rebuilding is a procedure in which the database is internally re-configured. This procedure can usually recover corrupt data. If your database has become corrupt (which can happen if there is a power cut, etc) then you should try rebuilding the database before restoring it since it may be able to recover change made to the data since the last backup.

To rebuild the database select Utilities => Database Utilities => Rebuild.

Setting the Location of the Database

To set the location of the database (ie. in a network situation tell the computer which computer the database is located) select Utilities => Database Utilities => Database Location. A window will appear where you can set the location. See the section ‘Database Location’ for details on how to set the location.

To set the location of the database (ie. in a network situation tell the computer which computer the database is located) select Utilities => Database Utilities => Database Location. A window will appear where you can set the location. See the section ‘Database Location’ for details on how to set the location.

Moving the Nomad Database to a Different Server

  1. Backup Nomad on the existing server.
  2. Install Nomad on the new server (if not already installed) and use Microsoft file and print sharing to share the C drive to the network with read and write permissions.
  3. Close Nomad down on all networked computers.
  4. Move C:\Program Files\Nomad\Tables from the existing server to the new server.
  5. Start Nomad on the new server; F8 Utilities >> 3 Database Utilities >> 5 Database Location. Tick Nomad "On this Computer".
  6. Open all networked machines.F8 Utilities >> 3 Database Utilities >> 5 Database Location. Tick Nomad "On Another Computer". System will list (Selection Box) possible locations. Designate server.

 

 

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