SwiftTec MBS Help (Module-Based Data System)

Database Backup - dbbackup

dbbackup is a command line program which can be used to backup some or all of the MBS database to a folder. The program creates a number of files containing the data from all the tables and a control file called dbbackup.ini.


The dbbackup program only works with non file based databases such as MySQL and SQL Server.

How to run the program

The program is designed to be run from a command window. You can start a command windows using one of the following mechanisms:

In the command box go to the folder where the program is installed. The exact location will depend on which software suite you have installed and your windows setup. For the Club Membership System you should find it in:


c:\Program Files\SwiftTec\Club Membership System
c:\Program Files (x86)\SwiftTec\Club Membership System


Once your have changed to that folder run the command:


dbbackup targetfolder


where targetfolder is the name of the folder in which you wish to create the backup.

Optional Parameters

You can specify the following parameters on the command line:

--help Display help
--tables tablelist Restrict backup to the tables listed in the table list. tablelist is a comma-separated list of table names.

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