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

Updated: November 20, 2008

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This article enables you to restore specific project items. This procedure does not restore the physical files of a database (.mdb), but restores 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:

  • You have read the article Restore a Project Server 2007 farm by using built-in tools.

  • Your system is running Office Project Server 2007.

  • Project items have been backed up.

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

Use the procedure to restore 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.

Restore project items by using Project Web Access
  1. Browse to Office Project Web Access.

  2. On the Quick Launch, click Server Settings.

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

  4. In the Item list, select the item that you want to restore.

  5. If you selected Projects from the Item list, select the version of the project that you want to restore as the current working version of the project.

    The versions that are available for you to restore depend upon the number of backups that have been completed and the total number of backups that you have chosen to retain.
  6. Click Restore.

  7. Any changes that were made between when the item was deleted and when the item was most recently backed up cannot be restored.