The Birthday File can be used to create a new blank database that will have your organization's production data added to it. It can be used to:
- Install an additional database
- Make the downloads or update CDs function as an installation CD during a new installation
NOTE: The Birthday File is not a backup of your existing database or a sample database intended to be used for testing. It is a new empty database that will need to have data added to it.
- If you want to use a sample database for general testing, see How to download and install a new sample database for The Raiser's Edge or Instructions for downloading and attaching a new sample database
- If you need to create a backup of your database or restore to a backup of your existing database, see How do I make a backup and restore from or test the backup