Restore item-level objects by using Project Web App (Project Server 2010)


Applies to: Project Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-14

This article describes how to restore specific project items in Microsoft Project Web App. This procedure does not restore the physical files of a database (.mdb), but restores backups of specific items in the database. These items are backed up from the Microsoft Project Server 2010 Published database to the Project Server 2010 Archive database.

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that project items have been backed up.


You must log on to Project Web App as a member of the Project Server administrator group to complete this procedure.

Restoring item-level objects

Use the procedure to restore the following project items:

Item Description


Includes project resources, assignments, tasks, custom field values, baseline data

Enterprise resource pool and calendar

Includes enterprise resources and enterprise calendars

Enterprise custom field

Includes enterprise custom field metadata, enterprise lookup table metadata, enterprise lookup table values

Enterprise global template

Includes all Project Professional table, macro, and view definitions

View definition

Includes statusing, Project Center, Portfolio Analyzer and Resource Center view definitions

System setting

Includes the Web settings table. These are all of your system settings choices but do not include OLAP cube options.

Category and group setting

Includes settings for all Project Server categories and groups.

To restore project items by using Project Web App

  1. Browse to Project Web App.

  2. On the Quick Launch, click Server Settings.

  3. On the Server Settings page, click Administrative Restore.

  4. In the Item list, select the item that you want to restore.

  5. If you selected Projects from the Item list, select the version of the project that you want to restore as the current working version of the project.


    The versions that are available for you to restore depend upon the number of backups that have been completed and the total number of backups that you have chosen to retain.

  6. Click Restore.

  7. Any changes that were made between when the item was deleted and when the item was most recently backed up cannot be restored.