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*   Managing Libraries
You can store spectral data and fragmentation mechanisms in user libraries. Because creating a user library is easy, you can organize your mass spectral, chromatographic, fragmentation, and structural data in separate user libraries.
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To create a new user library
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Choose Library > Create Library from the Server Manager main menu.
The New Library window opens.
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You can use only the characters a–z, A–Z, 0–9, and SPACE.
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By default, new libraries use a blue beaker, but there are many icons from which to choose.
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A browse button appears on the far right.
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When the library is successfully created, the icon and name are displayed in the Library Explorer.
You can create an unlimited number of user libraries, but the SQL Server can hold a maximum of 255 libraries at one time. If you require more libraries and have reached the maximum, remove a library that you do not need and then create or install a new library.
Note  You can create a library only on the same computer where the SQL Server is located. For example, if your SQL Server is located on a network computer, you cannot create a library on your local computer.
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To install a library
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Choose Library > Install Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Select the server name in the Library Explorer pane, right-click and choose Install Library from the shortcut menu.
The Locate Library File browser opens.
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Select a library file with the .mdf extension and click OK.
The Install Library dialog box opens.
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To install another library, click Browse and select a library file with the .mdf extension.
Repeat this step for as many libraries as you want to install.
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Click Install.
When the library is successfully installed, a new library item appears in the Library Explorer pane.
If the application encounters a problem installing a library, an error icon, , appears next to the library item in the list of libraries. To see the details of the problem, double-click the library item.
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Note  You can install a library only on the same computer where the SQL Server is located. For example, if your SQL Server is located on a network computer, you cannot install a library on your local computer. If you have a library file on a local computer, you must copy it to the computer where the SQL Server is located.
Tip  You can install a library only when the data is in the Mass Frontier library format (version 4.0 or later). For libraries in NIST format (NIST Library and user libraries from the Mass Frontier 3.0 and earlier versions), use the Import NIST Library command. For additional information, see Importing the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Database.
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To remove a library
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Choose Library > Uninstall Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Right-click and choose Uninstall Library from the shortcut menu.
The Uninstall Library window opens.
You cannot remove a library with an already established connection to the application.
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Applications that are connected to a removed library do not work properly. You can use the Close Existing Connections feature if an application remains connected after an unexpected termination.
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(Optional) To remove backup information from the system database, select the Delete Backup and Restore History Information for Library check box.
To optimize processing speed, keep this option cleared.
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Click Uninstall.
Removing a library does not delete it. The application removes the library reference without the loss of spectral, structural, and fragmentation information. At any time, you can reinstall a library that has been removed. For additional information, see To install a library.
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To permanently remove a library
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Choose Library > Delete Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Right-click and choose Delete Library from the shortcut menu.
The Delete Library window opens.
You cannot remove a library with an already established connection to the application.
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Applications that are connected to a removed library do not work properly. You can use the Close Existing Connections feature if an application remains connected after an unexpected termination.
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(Optional) To remove backup information from the system database, select the Delete Backup and Restore History Information for Library check box.
To optimize processing speed, keep this option cleared.
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Click Delete.
The Delete Library option irreversibly removes the library and all associated files from the hard disk. No recovery action is possible unless you back up the library before deleting it. For additional information, see To back up a library.
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To back up a library
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IMPORTANT  Do not back up or restore libraries by using a copy-and-paste operation; use only the Server Manager’s backup and restore procedures.
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Choose Library > BackUp Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Right-click and choose BackUp Library from the shortcut menu.
The Backup Library window opens.
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The text in these fields helps identify the specific backup when you restore a library. For additional information, see To restore a library from backup files.
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(Optional) To change the default destination of the backup file, click Replace and specify the directory and file name.
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Click Backup.
Use this backup procedure to continuously store changes from previous backups into the same file. The application automatically creates a time stamp for each backup.
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To restore a library from backup files
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Choose Library > Restore Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Right-click and choose Restore Library from the shortcut menu.
The Restore Library window opens.
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Use the time stamp to identify the correct data set. You can restore library data from previous backups into a new library or into an existing library.
Tip  If you restore library data into an existing library, you will irreversibly overwrite its data. Instead, restore the backup library to a new destination library with a unique name.
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You can select a library name from the list, but this action irreversibly overwrites the data in that library.
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Click Restore.
You cannot restore a library with an already established connection to the application.
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Applications that are connected to this library do not work properly. You can use the Close Existing Connections feature if an application remains connected after an unexpected termination.
Note  Data restoration is a resource-consuming operation. During restoration, the server might be busy so that other actions in the Server Manager might not work properly. Wait until restoration finishes to proceed.
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To reindex a library
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Choose Library > Reindex Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Right-click and choose Reindex Library from the shortcut menu.
The Reindex Library window opens.
Reindex Library window
This feature defragments the library index and can increase performance.
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Click ReIndex.
Depending on the amount of stored data, reindexing requires from several minutes to several hours to perform. The Progress pane reports the completion status.
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To shrink a library
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Choose Library > Shrink Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Right-click and choose Shrink Library from the shortcut menu.
The Shrink Library window opens.
Some operations, such as Conversion or Import Library, cause inflation of library files that might require reducing the size of the library. For additional information, see To convert a library to Mass Frontier 7.0 format or Importing the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Database.
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To convert a library to Mass Frontier 7.0 format
The Mass Frontier 7.0 application uses library formatting that is not compatible with previous versions. To use libraries created in older versions of the application, you must convert them to the new format. Converting a library requires connecting to its corresponding SQL Server.
Because previous versions of the SQL Server were not configured for network operations, you must reconfigure your previous version of the SQL Server to enable network operations. For additional information, see To reconfigure a previous version of the Mass Frontier SQL Server.
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Choose Library > Convert Library from the Server Manager main menu.
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Right-click and choose Convert Library from the shortcut menu.
The Convert Library window opens.
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Select the Create New option to create a new library for the converted library.
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The New Library dialog box opens.
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Select the Overwrite Existing option to place data into an existing library on the selected server.
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Click Convert.
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To refresh a library list
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The application does not automatically update the list of available libraries. To see the current list of libraries, you must manually refresh the list.
The Refresh Library List icon is enabled only when a library folder is selected.
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Click the Refresh Library List icon, .
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To reconfigure a previous version of the Mass Frontier SQL Server
Note  Because previous versions of the SQL Server were not configured for network operations, you must reconfigure your previous version of the SQL Server to enable network operations. For additional information, see To reconfigure a previous version of the Mass Frontier SQL Server.
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In the Open box, type svrnetcn and click OK.
The SQL Server Network Utility dialog box opens.
SQL Server Network Utility dialog box
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Click Enable >>.
The application moves the selected protocols to the Enabled Protocols list.
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  Setting Up the Server Manager
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  Importing the NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Database
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