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.
If you plan on overwriting the existing database with the new one, you should backup the existing database.
Before you begin
All role databases are created from Config Tool, except the Directory database, which must be created from the Server Admin - Main Server page. The procedures are very similar in both cases. Therefore, only creating from Config Tool is described here.
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.
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
Best Practice: Consider taking regular backups to avoid data loss.