End User Restore Guide

Welcome to the SmartBackup End User Restore Guide video series. In these videos, we will show you how easy it is to restore deleted or damaged data, or to revert to an earlier version of your Smartsheet data, using SmartBackup.

Part 1 - Introduction

This is Part 1 in the series, and it provides an introduction to the series. Here we introduce the various topics addressed and provide a high-level overview of where your backup copies are located in Smartsheet. In this session we also introduce the example sheet that will be used for all the demos.

Part 2 - Formulas

If you have a situation where a formula was deleted, or overwritten, then you can follow the steps described in this video to restore a deleted formula, or to revert to an earlier version of a formula, using one of the backup copies in your vault workspace.

Part 3 - Rows

In this video, let’s assume that a user happens to delete a few rows by mistake. If they then click save, then those rows would be gone forever, if you did not have SmartBackup running.

Part 4 - Cells

In this scenario, we will look at what would happen if a user were to come into the sheet and delete the data in a Cell, or perhaps, overwrite the data in a Cell with invalid, or incorrect data.

Part 5 - Forms

In this video we will look at an example of where a Form has been modified, and you would either like to revert to an earlier version of the Form, or you would like to revert to an earlier version of the text fields, or theme options and Form settings in the Form.

Part 6 - Dropdown Lists

In this video, we will take a look at how to restore or revert to an earlier version of a drop down list, as part of a Drop down type column in a Sheet.

Part 7 - No backup copy available

In this video, we will show you what to do, and how to restore a Sheet, if you do not have a backup copy of the sheet in your SmartBackup vault workspace.

Part 8 - Sheets

In this final video in the series, we will show you what options you have and what you can do to restore a deleted sheet, or revert to an earlier version of a sheet.

Questions?

You should now have a good idea of how to use SmartBackup and the backup copies in your vault to restore deleted data, or revert to an earlier version of your Smartsheet data. However, we are not able to cover all possible scenarios, so if you have any additional questions, first reach out to your SmartBackup Administrator, or your IT Team. Then if you still have questions, feedback, or comments, feel free to contact us using the Contact Us button: