In the event that the project database becomes corrupt, or the project database file is lost due to some reason, does gINT create any backup project files for the user to recover and resuse as the project file?
Yes. Auto back files are created in gINT. This feature is available only for version 08.03.30.135 and higher.
When a gINT project file (.gpj) is opened in Input or Data Design (if not opened read-only), a backup file is created in the same folder where the project files are stored (either locally or on the network depending on where the original project file resides). Each new backup (.bak) is numbered as # 1. gINT will keep only 2 backups. It will delete the older back up file #2 (bak2) and renaming backup file #1 (.bak1) as backup file #2 (.bak2).
In an event if an user is not able to locate his project file, they can rename this .bak1 file to .gpj. This change should let them open the project file.
Also under the C:\Users\Public\Documents\Bentley\gINT\temp (Windows 7 OS), there is a file with an extension .gbk (gINT backup) which will have a 'X' in front of the project name. This could be the recent project file as well. Just change the extension from .gbk to a .gpj.
To make sure the auto back up feature is ON:
1) Open gINT,
2) Go to File > System Properties,
3) Click on the last tab 'General',
4) Make sure box for 'Disable Automatic File Backups" is NOT CHECKED.
Similarly, if the user wants to turn off the automatic backup feature:
4) Make sure box for 'Disable Automatic File Backups" is CHECKED.