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Rebuilding Workgroup PDM Vault Metadata

The Rebuild Vault option in the SolidWorks Workgroup PDM VaultAdmin tool lets you rebuild vault metadata from key base files.
Before rebuilding a vault, the recommended best practice is to create a backup or ensure that your regularly scheduled backup is up to date.

You can improve the startup time of the vault by running the Rebuild Vault option once or twice a month on the system where the vault was created.

You should also run the Rebuild Vault option before migrating Workgroup PDM vault data to Enterprise PDM or exporting from a Workgroup PDM vault.

To rebuild the vault:


  1. Log in to the Workgroup PDM vault as a user with administrator privileges.
  2. On the Vault Settings tab, under Vault Lock, click Locked to lock all users out of the vault.
  3. Click Rebuild Vault.
  4. In the Repair options dialog box, select rebuild options and click OK.
  5. When warned that the vault will be shutdown, click Yes.


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