For Windows Vista/7/Server 2008, that location is: C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Administration Console\BackupFor Windows XP/Server 2003, that location is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AVAST Software\Administration Console\Backup 2. Download and install the SOA package to the new system: http://www.avast.com/download-software#tab2 3. Make sure to copy “backup.dat” to the root of Drive C: on the new SOA console 4. To restore the “backup.dat”, you must use the Avast.SystemRestore.exe tool, and this must be run from command prompt (CMD must be run as administrator) 5. The SOA restore utility is located in C:\Program Files\Avast Software\avast! Administration Console\ Here is an example in the simplest form: Avast.SystemRestore.exe -b c:\backup.dat So, From the command prompt C:\> cd C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Administration Console Avast.SystemRestore.exe -b c:\backup.dat
Supported arguments are:
b, backup-file Full path to the backup file to be used for restoration. This setting is required.
c, connection-string Connection string. v, verbose Enable verbose output. license-file-path Path to the license file. force Skip security question (the whole process will proceed without user interaction). timeout Timeout of the server STARTING/STOPPING operations (in seconds). i, items Items to be restored (e.g. -i ‘license, database’). help Display this help screen.The only mandatory argument is -b. This is an absolute path to “backup.dat” file. Other options, like connection-string and license-file-path are by default retrieved from existing installation of avast! SOA. Backup/Restore operations can be performed on local databases only. This means the embedded SQL “lite” engine bundled with SOA or a local “full” SQL Server instance (including SQL 2008 R2 Express). NOTE: you cannot restore database to a different database engine. If the source SOA uses embedded SQL lite, then the target SOA must also use embedded SQL lite. So, you cannot perform the SOA restore on a file from “full” SQL over an embedded SQL (and vice versa).
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