Restore bcm project from backup


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mp

Somehow someone in our office deleted some projects from bcm.
We have offsite nightly backups but are looking for a way to just restore a
single project(or projects) from the backup copy.
Is there a way to restore a single project from a backup of bcm?
At this point i'm told we can only backup the entire bcm database, not just
the projects that were accidentally deleted.
any info appreciated
 
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Hao Zhou (MSFT)

Somehow someone in our office deleted some projects from bcm.
We have offsite nightly backups but are looking for a way to just restorea
single project(or projects) from the backup copy.
Is there a way to restore a single project from a backup of bcm?
At this point i'm told we can only backup the entire bcm database, not just
the projects that were accidentally deleted.
any info appreciated


One thing you can do to restore the backup database on a computer,
and
then
write down all the info by hand, and then restore the current
database,
and manually enter all the info,

OR


(advanced!)
depending on how much data you have in your database, and if anyone
on
your
team is familiar with xml, this might work. First, restore the old
database with
the lost data (make sure your current is backed up. Then delete all
the projects that you
DONT need restored, and then export your data (be sure that
activities
and
projects are checked, and customization is NOT checked). Then, edit
that
exported *.bcm file directly (its just xml), and look for everything
between
the FIRST "<Project>" and the LAST "</Project>". Copy that text
somewhere,
and delete everything in the file EXCEPT for the very first and last
line,
and replace with the text you had copied. It should look like
something
below:


<BCMEntities ........>
<Project>
.......
</Project>
</BCMEntities>


Now take that file, and after restoring you current database, import
it. All your lost
projects should be back, without any other pieces of your old data.
 

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