Restoring Data from a Backup File

You can restore data from a specified backup file. When you restore data from a backup, you replace all data currently in the system with data from the backup file. If you want to add data from a backup file to the current data, restore the data from an archive instead. See "Loading Data from an Archive" in this section for more information.

Use the following steps to restore data from a backup file:

  1. Click Maintenance in the Navigation bar.
  2. Click the Restore button. The Select Restore Files dialog box opens.
  3. Click a file name in the dialog box to choose a backup file.
  4. Click Restore. Another dialog box warns you that the operation will temporarily stop the server and system data will be replaced.
  5. Click OK to restore data, or click Cancel to cancel the operation. When you click OK, the process begins, and a dialog box displays status messages.
    Important: The time it takes to restore Report Server data depends on the size of the data set.
  6. When the process is complete, click OK to close the dialog box.