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Restoring a database

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Created by Nanette.Neal, last modified by Nanette.Neal on Jul 26, 2016

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The following steps restore a database that you have backed up.

To restore a database from backup:

1. Click Start  > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Advanced Features > Database Manager.

2. If the SQL Server hosting your Orion database is not listed in the left pane, you must add the SQL Server hosting your Orion database. For more information, see Adding a Server.

3. Click + in the left pane to expand the SQL Server hosting your Orion database, and then click your Orion database.

4. Click Database  > Restore Database.

5. Click Browse  to navigate to the database that you want to restore, or enter a valid SQL backup database name and path.

Note: Typically, the default location for an Orion database backup is C:\Program_Files\SolarWinds\.

6. Click Verify to ensure that you have selected a valid SQL database.


  • When you select a database, the remaining fields are completed for you. The Database Name field is populated with the name that SQL Server uses to refer to the specified database. The remaining two fields display the data (.mdf) and transaction log (.ldf) files for the database. You can change the values provided.
  • Database Manager does not create directories. You may only specify a path that already exists.
  • You also cannot restore a database that is currently in use.

7. Click OK to restore the selected database.

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