How to Restore a Fishbowl Backup File in Fishbowl Inventory

January 13, 2021 by in category Fishbowl Inventory with
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Learn how to restore your Fishbowl file in 8 easy steps. 

1. Stop the Fishbowl Server by right clicking on the fishbowl icon in the task tray. Once stopped a red pimple will appear on the fishbowl icon.

 2. Right click and go to options. This is the screen you will see.  I expect you might only have one or two files listed. Select the restore tab.

Restore Fishbowl Backup File

3. Browse to where you has stashed the backup file.

4. Name the data base.

5. Hit the restore button. You will receive a warning about overwriting your database, even if no such database has ever existed. Ignore the warning.

Restore Fishbowl Backup File (1)

Wait. When it finishes restoring you must do the following:

6. Go to the database tab.

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7. Highlight the file you want to open and press the OK button. If you don’t hit the OK button, you will need to start over.

Restore Fishbowl Backup File (2)

8. Now go back to the Fishbowl Server icon in the task tray, right click, select start and wait for the yellow pimple to disappear. You are good to go. 

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Jeanne Tarazevits
CPA, QuickBooks Maven, Fishbowl Guru

As a Top 100 QuickBooks ProAdvisor and Fishbowl Inventory Super Hero, Jeanne helps businesses change the way they do business by getting their inventory management, accounting and manufacturing systems all working together seamlessly. In providing these services Jeanne draws upon her knowledge as a CPA, her previous experience as an Auditor with Ernst & Young and long-time CFO of a publicly-traded medical device manufacturer, and the expertise gained in the 10+ years she has been working with Fishbowl Inventory.

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