Main Menu

See All Software See All Instruments See All Transducers See All Vibration Testing Equipment See All Electroacoustics See All Acoustic End-of-Line Test Systems See All Academy See All Resource Center See All Applications See All Industries See All Services See All Support See All Our Business See All Our History See All Global Presence

Main Menu

See All Analysis & Simulation Software See All DAQ Software See All Drivers & API See All Utility See All Vibration Control See All High Precision and Calibration Systems See All DAQ Systems See All S&V Handheld Devices See All Industrial Electronics See All Power Analyzer See All S&V Signal Conditioner See All Acoustic Transducers See All Current and Voltage Sensors See All Displacement Sensors See All Force Sensors See All Load Cells See All Multi Component Sensors See All Pressure Sensors See All Strain Sensors See All Strain Gauges See All Temperature Sensors See All Tilt Sensors See All Torque Sensors See All Vibration Transducers See All Accessories for Vibration Testing Equipment See All Vibration Controllers See All Measurement Exciters See All Modal Exciters See All Power Amplifiers See All LDS Shaker Systems See All Test Solutions See All Actuators See All Combustion Engines See All Durability See All eDrive See All Production Testing Sensors See All Transmission & Gearboxes See All Turbo Charger See All Training Courses See All Upcoming Webinars See All Acoustics See All Asset & Process Monitoring See All Durability & Fatigue See All Electric Power Testing See All NVH See All OEM Custom Sensors See All Reliability See All Structural Dynamics See All Weighing See All Automotive & Ground Transportation See All Calibration See All Installation, Maintenance & Repair See All Support Brüel & Kjær See All Release Notes See All Compliance

Main Menu

See All nCode - Durability and Fatigue Analysis See All ReliaSoft - Reliability Analysis and Management See All API See All Experimental Testing See All Electroacoustics See All Noise Source Identification See All Environmental Noise See All Sound Power and Sound Pressure See All Noise Certification See All Industrial Process Control See All Machine Analysis and Diagnostics See All Structural Health Monitoring See All Electrical Devices Testing See All Electrical Systems Testing See All Grid Testing See All High-Voltage Testing See All Dynamic Weighing See All Vehicle Electrification See All Calibration Services for Transducers See All Calibration Services for Handheld Instruments See All Calibration Services for Instruments & DAQ See All On-Site Calibration See All Resources See All Software License Management See All Business Ethics

Protect against data loss and corruption

As with any resource that contains a large amount of valuable information that would be difficult to re-create, it is essential to store adequate backups and employ the necessary maintenance activities to keep the database operating smoothly. The tools available for database maintenance and backups will vary depending on the type of database.


Enterprise Databases (SQL Server or Oracle)


When you choose to store analysis information in an enterprise database, a database administrator must perform backups and database maintenance activities using the data management tools that are packaged with and/or designed for the database platform (e.g., SQL Server Enterprise Manager for SQL Server). Each individual organization typically establishes its own procedures for protecting the data stored in the Oracle or SQL Server databases. As a convenience for users who wish to explore the possibilities of an enterprise database implementation without making a large investment of time and resources, instructions on how to perform ReliaSoft’s minimum database maintenance recommendations are posted on the ReliaSoft website:



Standard Databases or Synthesis Files


When you choose to store analysis information in a standard database or Synthesis file (available only in Versions 10, 11 and 2018), you can use tools that are built in to the ReliaSoft applications to back up and compact/repair the database when needed. It is important to note that each standard database will be subject to the same limitations and vulnerabilities as any other file that uses the Microsoft Access database file format. Therefore, we recommend that you:


  1. Create backups regularly.
  2. Compact and repair regularly.
  3. Do not store the database in a shared network location if you suspect that your network connection and/or hardware may be unreliable.
  4. Do not allow the file size of the database to grow too large.

For more details and specific instructions for using the standard database maintenance tools that are built in to ReliaSoft applications, open any of the application help files and navigate to Databases and Projects > Managing and Restoring Data > Backups & Database Maintenance. (Or click here to see the topic in the Weibull++ help file...