Under certain circumstances, you might need to create a new database, overwrite the default database assigned to a role, or assign a different database that is prepared by your IT Department if you plan on using a dedicated database server.
Before you begin
If you plan on overwriting the existing database with the new one, you should backup the existing database.
What you should know
- From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
- Select a role, and click the Resources tab
From the Database server drop-down list, type or select the name
of the database server.
(local)\SQLEXPRESScorresponds to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition that was installed by default with Genetec™ Security Center. To specify a database server on a different server than the one hosting the role, enter the name of that remote server.
From the Database drop-down list, type or select the name of the
The same database server can manage multiple database instances.
- Click Create a database.
Specify the database creation options.
CAUTION:If you select the Overwrite existing database option, all current content of the selected database is lost.
The database creation starts. A window opens, showing the progress of this action. You can close this window and review the history of all database actions by clicking Database actions in the notification tray.
- Wait until you see Database status indicating Connected.