First Aid: Restoring a backup

  • Both the Content-Tool and Map-Editor create automatic backups at each (Content-Tool) or the first and last (Map-Editor) save action. The previous version is stored as a backup. Using this up to 10 previous versions are saved so you can restore them if needed

    In the Export folder each backup is placed in a separate folder called {ObjectName.lob}_BU#. The newest backup has number 0 and the oldest has number 9.


    Before restoring anything first copy the complete Object folder, with all bits and bobs, in case something goes wrong.


    Restoring a backup is now done as follows:

    1 Content-Tool

    • In the Export folder delete {ObjectName.lob}.lge, {ObjectName.lob}.lob, all {ObjectName.lob}@###.lgo and all {ObjectName.lob}@###.lgp files.
    • Copy the files with the same names from the chosen backup folder up into the Export folder. The backup folder will usually be BU0, unless this data is not usable or not as you want.
    • Copy {ObjectName.lob} from the Export folder into the Object folder above. Overwrite the existing Object data found there.
    • Test!
    • In all cases, please keep the complete backup mentioned above. Add the current date to it and store it somewhere on an external hard drive. Please don't delete it!

    2 Map-Editor

    In this example the maps folder is called "maps" and the map is called "Neustadt":

    • In "maps\Neustadt\export\" delete all files
    • Copy all files from the Backup sub folder "maps\Neustadt\export\Neustadt.mgl_BU#" into the Export folder "maps\Neustadt\export\"
    • Copy "maps\Neustadt\export\Neustadt.mgl" up into "maps\Neustadt\" overwriting the Neustadt.mgl currently present there.