HomeBase® 2.3 – How to Recover from a Backup File

To recover your HomeBase 2.3 book data from a backup file, follow these simple steps.

  1. Open HomeBase.
  2. Click on [File].
  3. Select [Recover].
  4. You will see a dialog box asking, “Recovering data will overwrite all existing data in your database. Do you wish to continue?” Click [Yes].
  5. HomeBase 2.3′s BACKUP folder will open. The files will be named in the following format:
    • HB20081028140640.bkp
    • You can identify the most recent file by the date code in the file name, highlighted in red above. In most circumstances, you will want to recover the most recent backup file.
  6. Once you’ve found the file you wish to recover, click on it to select, then click the [Open] button.
  7. A progress bar will display, followed by ‘Recovery Complete.’ When done, click [OK].
  8. Choose whether you wish to have HomeBase auto-generate unique book numbers, [Yes] or [No], and then confirm your choice in the next window.