How is LabTutor Server restored from a backup?

LabTutor stores its data in a folder in the ADInstruments area of the Program Data (hidden) or Application Data folder. This folder contains all data stored by LabTutor Server. The entire data folder must be included as part of your backup.

  • Windows XP or Server 2003/2008: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ADInstruments\LabTutor Server
  • Windows Vista, 7 and later: C:\ProgramData\ADInstruments\LabTutor Server

LabTutor Server data should be backed up daily. It is strongly recommended to configure your backup software to keep at least one week's worth of previous backups available in case more than a single day of changes needs to be rolled back.

Do not store backups on the computer running LabTutor Server because your backups may be lost if the computer fails.

To restore LabTutor Server to an older version, stop the LabTutor Server Services using the Service Controller in the ADInstruments folder in the Start menu, replace the LabTutor Server folder with the backup copy and restart the service. Ensure the version of LabTutor Server currently installed matches the version that was installed when the backup was taken.

The service may take up to five minutes to start due to the restoration process.

If LabTutor Online was connected to the server you're backing up from, you will be asked to reset activation. Doing so will effectively dissociate the LabTutor Online from the previous instance of LabTutor Server and connect it to the current server.

This information is valid for LabTutor v4.0 or later.