Extract files from a PDXZ backup

PDXpert backs up your database and library files in a single compressed "Product Database eXtract, Zipped" (PDXZ) file. This topic describes how to extract data from the PDXZ file.

Opening the PDXZ file

The database and library files are compressed by the PDXpert Application Server into a PDXZ file using the Zip64 compression format. Older versions of Windows can open a Zip64 file only with the assistance of a third-party utility, while Windows Explorer in current versions of Microsoft Windows can open a Zip64 file directly.

For Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 2008:

  1. In Windows Explorer, change the file extension on your PDXpert backup file from .PDXZ to .ZIP (e.g. MyBackup.pdxz to MyBackup.zip)
  2. Open your renamed PDXpert backup file (e.g., MyBackup.zip) by right-clicking the file within Windows Explorer, and select Open from the context menu.
  3. You can extract the database backup file (PDXpertDB.bak), or the library folder and its contents, by dragging it to your computer's Desktop or another location.

For Windows XP and Windows 2003:

  1. Download and install any file decompression utility that can open the Zip64 compressed file format. We have successfully tested the free, open-source 7-Zip utility (http://www.7-zip.org/) using release 4.64.
  2. Open the file decompression utility.
  3. In Windows Explorer, change the file extension on your PDXpert backup file from .PDXZ to .ZIP (e.g. MyBackup.pdxz to MyBackup.zip)
  4. Open your renamed PDXpert backup file (e.g., MyBackup.zip) within the file decompression utility. If you're using 7-Zip, right-click the file within Windows Explorer, and select 7-Zip > Open archive from the context menu.
  5. You can extract the database backup file (PDXpertDB.bak), or the library folder and its contents, by dragging it to your computer's Desktop or another location.

3018

Learn More
Help Guide Contents [PDF]