Restore item-level objects through Administrative Restore (Project Server 2013)


Applies to: Project Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-12-18

Summary:Use the Administrative Restore page in Central Administration to restore Project Server 2013 objects.

This article describes how to restore specific project items in Project Web App. This procedure does not restore the physical files of a database (.mdb), but restores backups of specific items in the database. These items were backed up to the Archive section of the Project Web App database through the Administrative Backup page in SharePoint Central Administration. For more information about item level-backup in Project Server 2013, see Back up item-level objects through Administrative Backup (Project Server 2013).

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that project items have been backed up.

In order to perform these procedures, you must be a farm administrator.

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 calendar

Includes enterprise resources and enterprise calendars

Enterprise custom field

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 definition

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

Category and group settings

Includes settings for all Project Server categories and groups.

Item-level backup and restore of category and group settings are non-operational if you are using SharePoint Permission Mode. For more information about security modes in Project Server 2013, see Plan user access in Project Server 2013.
To restore project items by using Project Web App
  1. In SharePoint Central Administration, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the Service Application section, click Manage Service Applications.

  3. On the Service Applications page, click the Project Application Service that contains the Project Web App instance for which you want to access the Administrative Backup settings.

  4. On the Manage Project Web Apps page, click the drop-down menu for the PWA instance for which you want to access the Administrative Restore settings, and click Manage.

  5. On the Project Web App Server Settings page, in the Queue and Database Administration section, click Administrative Restore.

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

  7. 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.
  8. Click Restore.

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