Planned for Future Release

TM Emergency restoration from SQL backup

It would be great to have a tool that will allow export TMs from SQL databases without GroupShare instance.  Another workaround could be batch TM export/import functionality with schedule support.

There are real use cases from my practice:

Customer has deleted 1 TM from 25 TMs and wanted to restore it from SQL backup. The idea of restoring whole TM container will overwrite all new content from other 24 TMs.

The customer’s IT specialists have no expertise, time or resources to install another GroupShare instance.

Even KB 000004160 doesn’t work anymore for GroupShare 2017  as result the is no fast and convenient way to restore TM from SQL backup.


Yuriy Belik

  • Hi - do you have a status on this? There are a few things in this thread:

    1. Have a sort of Recycle Bin that is configurable - how long to store deleted TMs (maybe other resources too?)

    2. Probably it would make more sense to have a separate tool for TM restore from DB backup. That could "read" various DB versions, display the list of TMs and be able to export just the one needed to TMX.

    3. Have a log of who deleted a certain TM - which would help educate the person and ideally avoid accidental deletion in the future.

    Thank you


  • Hi, if it not too late, I would like to join the group of users, who would love to see a feature, that makes it possible to restore a deleted TM in Groupshare, either out of the SQL server database backup or from a kind of recycle bin. The current possibilities, by having to restore an entire container (which contains several TMs) from the backup at our own risk nor making regular backups of TMX export files are not really user-friendly. It would be really appreciated, as I just saw how easily you can delete a TM by accident. Many thanks.

  • I would very much like a method of exporting a TM without going through GroupShare.

    We have had big problems with GroupShare and the TM service in particular. There have been many occasions where my colleagues have had to work on file-based projects which should otherwise have been GroupShare-based projects, using an *old* file-based TM.

    It would be tremendously useful to be able to export a file-based TM for situations where the GroupShare server has a problem.

  • Hi Luis,

    The recycle bin is a great idea. I think it will save a lot of time for end users and could be a solution. The logging feature would be nice  too, like an entry in background tasks with information who has deleted the TM.

    The notification also will be helpful as some users surely will forget to restore TMs before the recycle bin will be purged.

    As for batch export/import feature I think it's still necessary. It will create assurance that even if the Grouphsare fails by some reasons the work will be continued with file based resources until GS is restored.

    Another reason to implement batch export/import TMs feature is that I often have to import TM manually to the server during migration to server based TMs or export TMs if customer wants to use another Groupshare instance.

    PS: I can create another topic for batch export/import if it more convenient.



  • Hi Yuriy,

    Would a "recycle-bin" concept be helpful here. I.e. we keep the deleted TM for 30 days (or any other configurable time) and only then physically remove it and allow you to restore it during the 30 day period?