Table of contents
- Getting Started
- Activity Tracker
- Messages, Notes, Watches, and Reminders
- MIDAS Admin Options
- Manage MIDAS
- Manage Appearance Settings
- Manage Booking Settings
- Manage Fields
- Manage Security Settings
- Manage Email Settings
- Manage Print Settings
- Manage Invoice Settings
- Manage Safety Settings
- Manage Database Settings
- Manage Templates
- Manage Public Settings
- Manage Scheduled Tasks
- Manage Miscellaneous Settings
- Check For Updates
- Manage Addons
- Keyboard Shortcuts
- Other Sources Of Support
- About MIDAS
Manage Database Settings
Database AdminThis section contains a number of settings relating to multiple databases:
Show Database Selector on Login pageIf this option is selected, and more than one database is defined, users will be prompted to choose which database they wish to log in to and use from the login page.
Create NewAllows you to set up another MIDAS database, running in parallel, on your server - provided your existing MIDAS license allows. You may wish to have multiple databases running in parallel via the same interface if, for example, your business has multiple offices/site locations and you want to have a separate database for each. If your current license doesn't allow you to create any additional databases, please upgrade your license.
However, if your license is valid for creating additional databases, clicking/tapping this button will open a pop-up to allow you to set up your new database. You will need to give your new database a name, as well as set up the initial user(s). Options for the initial user are as follows:
- Transfer You & Your Permissions - This option will create the new database, and copy your login details from the current database to the new database.
- Transfer All Users & Permissions - This option will create the new database, and copy all users of the current database to the new database.
- Create new Admin User - Create a new database with a new administrative user. Selecting this option will prompt you for further details about the new user.
If your database is to be created on a different server to the current database, you will need to untick the "Use Current" Database Host option, and enter details for the new database server.
Use the "Show Advanced" options to control additional database creation options, including enabling table encryption and setting an encryption key ID.
Set as DefaultSelect a database from the database drop-down, then use this button to make it the "default" database. This database will be selected by default on the login page (Users may still change databases, provided the "Show Database Selector on Login page" is selected, otherwise the default database will be used)
RenameRename the selected database.
DeleteRemove the selected database.
Current BackupsLists all backups of your MIDAS database(s) currently stored on your server. The list shows the date & time of the backup, and the amount of disk space being taken up by the backup.
Backup NowCreate an instant backup of the current database.
DeleteDelete the selected database backup.
RestoreRestore your MIDAS data from the selected backup. Selecting this button will open a window allowing you to selectively choose which parts of the database to restore (i.e. bookings between two dates, client, invoices, etc). Alternatively you can select "Everything" to completely roll back MIDAS to the state it was in when the selected backup was taken.
Keep Server BackupsControls how long MIDAS backups will remain on your server before being automatically deleted to conserve disk space. If the "Forever" option is present and selected, backups will remain on your server indefinitely, however you can still manually remove these backups at any time via the "Delete" button.
For additional piece of mind, if you enter your e-mail address in the "Email Backups To" field, MIDAS will automatically email a copy of the backup to that address every time it makes one.
Then, in the unfortunate event you lose data on your server, you can upload these backups to your /BKUPS directory and restore them from within MIDAS.