Backing Up and Restoring Your Krecipes Database

With Krecipes it is an easy task to Backup and Restore your database. The Backup tool is extremely important so that you never lose your recipe database in the event of a hard drive failure. It is wise to ensure that you have a backup copy of your database in a location other than your hard drive. The Backup functionality is also useful when you simply want to revert to a previous version of your recipe database.

Backing Up Your Krecipes Database

To backup your Krecipes database file, select File and Backup... from the Krecipes menu bar. However, you might want to consider creating a keyboard shortcut (see the section Creating Shortcuts for more information), or adding an icon to your toolbar (see the section Customizing the Toolbar for instruction on how to do this), since this is an invaluable tool and you will find yourself utilizing it often.

Once you have selected the menu item, shortcut or icon to backup your database, the Save Backup As... -Krecipes window will appear where you can navigate to the location where you want to store your backup file and provide a name for it. By default, this interface opens to your home folder. You can navigate to another location and then, type the name that you wish to utilize for your backup in the text box beside the label Location:. To position the cursor in the Location: text box, either click in the box or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+L. If you have previously backed up your database, you can also select it from the drop-down menu beside the Location: text box.

The Filter: text box shows the type of file that you are creating. In the situation where you are backing up your Krecipes database file, there is only one type of file available – a Krecipes Backup File (*.krecbk), and that shows as the default selection.

The final item in this window is a tick box beside the label Automatically select filename extension (.krecbk). With this option active, i.e. there is an x in the tick box, you can provide a filename, but do not have to supply an extension. The extension .krecbk will be attached to your filename automatically. However, you do not have to use the extension .krecdb. Simply clear the tick box and then, when you supply the filename for your backup, include the extension that you choose. For example, you might choose to name your database backup file myrecipes.krback.

When you have chosen the name for your backup and the location where you want to store it, click the Save button to complete the backup process, or the Cancel button to close the interface and return to the main Krecipes window.

Restoring Your Krecipes Database

To restore your Krecipes database file, select File and Restore... from the Krecipes menu bar. As previously mentioned, you might want to consider creating a keyboard shortcut (see the section Creating Shortcuts for more information), or adding an icon to your toolbar (see the section Customizing the Toolbar for instruction on how to do this).

Once you have selected the menu item, shortcut or icon to restore your database, the Restore Backup – Krecipes window will appear where you can navigate to the location where you saved your backup. Once you have located the file and selected it, its name will appear in the text box beside the label Location:.

By default, the Restore Backup – Krecipes window opens to your home folder. An alternative to navigating to the location of your backup file and selecting it would be to type its name, including the path, directly into the Location: text box. To position the cursor in the Location: text box, either click in the box or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+L. If you have previously backed up your database, you can also select it from the drop-down menu beside the Location: text box.

As with the backup function, the text box beside the Filter: label shows the type of file as Krecipes Backup File (*.krecbk).

Once you have selected your backup file, click the Open button to initiate the restore or the Cancel button to close the window and return to the main Krecipes interface.

If you chose to proceed with the restore, the Warning – Krecipes window will appear, as shown in the following screenshot:


Screenshot

Restoring Your Database – Erase Warning


You can select the tick box beside the label Do not ask again to prevent this message from showing in the future. However, if you choose to do this, your backup file will be restored silently and you will not be able to change your mind.

If you choose to continue to show the warning, click the Continue button to proceed with restoring your database file, or the Cancel button to stop the restore process and return to the main Krecipes screen.

If you choose to continue with the restore, a progress dialog window will appear. The number of recipes in your database determines the length of time that this window will show. Finally, a dialog box will appear containing the message Restore Successful. Click the OK button to clear the window. Your restore is now complete!