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Configure Your Database

When you first install OMNIC Paradigm software, the default database is set up on the local device and ready to use. You can continue to use the local database or connect to a remote database in another location on your network. Use a remote database to easily share measurements, settings, and other data across devices.

Connect to a remote database

Connect to a remote database to easily share measurements, settings, and other data across devices. Change your database configuration at any time to suite your work.

❖ To connect to a remote database

  1. Using the desktop interface of OMNIC Paradigm software, go to Configure and select Database.

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  2. Select the database type from the Database list. The default selection is Thermo Scientific Built-in. To connect to a custom database, enter the database type, version, name, and port. You may also need to enter a username and password.

  3. Enter the IP address or URL for the database server.

  4. Click Test Connection to check if the software can connect to the server.

  5. If the test reports a valid connection, click OK to connect to the remote database.

    The software restarts during connection.

Check the Measurements group on the dashboard to confirm that you are seeing data from the remote database, or return to the Configure > Database menu to view your current connection.

Back up and restore a database

Back up your database periodically to ensure that you can recover your data in the event of hard drive failure. With the database maintenance tools in OMNIC Paradigm software, you can easily backup and restore your data directly from the software.

Back up your database

Back up your database on a separate device in case of hard drive failure. For example, back up the data on a separate computer or external hard drive or in a remote network location.

❖ To back up your database

  1. Using the desktop interface of OMNIC Paradigm software, go to Configure > Database Maintenance and select Back Up.

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  2. Select a backup location to save the backup database.

  3. To schedule backups, set a date and time for the first backup.

    a. Ensure that Repeat is selected and choose a repeat option from the list.

    b. Click Save.

  4. To back up the database manually without a schedule, click Back Up Now.

    To set a new backup location before backing up, first change the location and save your changes, then reopen the Database Maintenance - Back Up window and click Back Up Now.

  5. Click Close to return to the dashboard.

Restore a database from a backup

Use the Restore tool in OMNIC Paradigm software to restore your database from a previously saved backup.

This action will permanently remove all data currently in your database and will replace it with data from the selected backup.

❖ To restore your database

  1. Using the desktop interface of OMNIC Paradigm software, go to Configure > Database Maintenance and select Restore.

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  2. Click Browse and select the location of the backup database.

    If you are using OMNIC Paradigm software on a Summit spectrometer and you are restoring from a remote backup that is shared with other spectrometers, you can restore data from any individual spectrometer that is using the backup.To back up data from only a single spectrometer, select a spectrometer from the list of hostnames.

  3. Click Confirm.

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