Back up item-level objects by using Project Web Access (Project Server 2007)

Updated: November 20, 2008

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This article enables you to back up specific project items. This procedure does not back up the physical files of a database (.mdb), but creates backups of specific items in the database. These items are backed up from the Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Published database to the Office Project Server 2007 Archive database.

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that:

The following is required to perform the procedures for this task:

  • Office Project Server 2007 must be installed.

  • You must log on to Microsoft Office Project Web Access as a member of the Project Server administrator group.

You can use the procedures in this article to back up the following project items:


Item Description


Includes project resources, assignments, tasks, custom field values, baseline data

Enterprise resource pool and calendars

Includes enterprise resources and enterprise calendars

Enterprise custom fields

Includes enterprise custom field metadata, enterprise lookup table metadata, enterprise lookup table values

Enterprise global template

Includes all Project Professional table, macro, and view definitions

View definitions

Includes statusing, Project Center, Portfolio Analyzer, and Resource Center view definitions

System settings

Includes the Web settings table. These are all of your system settings choices but do not include OLAP cube options.

Category and group settings

Includes settings for all Project Server categories and groups.

Back up data automatically by using a daily schedule
  1. Browse to Office Project Web Access.

  2. On the Quick Launch, click Server Settings.

  3. On the Server Settings page, click Schedule Backup.

  4. On the Daily Backup Schedule page, in the Project Retention Policy box, type the number of backups that you want to retain.

    Increasing the number of backups requires more database space.
  5. For each project item in the Item section, select either Schedule or Never from the Option list to indicate whether you want to schedule a backup for that item.

  6. If you selected Schedule from the Option list, select the time that you want the backup to occur each day.

  7. Click Save.

Back up data manually
  1. Browse to Office Project Web Access.

  2. On the Quick Launch, click Server Settings.

  3. On the Server Settings page, click Administrative Backup.

  4. In the Select Items section, select the check box next to each project item that you want to back up.

  5. Click Backup. The items that you have selected are backed up immediately.