You can restore a Cognos Data Manager catalog using following methods.
Method 1 Use Cognos Data Manager Designer.
Note: During the restoration process the Cognos Data Manager is in Not Responding State, So please wait for Cognos Data Manager to complete its process.
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Method 3 Restore using CATRESTORE a Command line utility.
You can use CATRESTORE.exe to restore Data Manager Catalog. CATRESTORE.exe is available in
X:\Program Files\cognos\c8\bin\catbackup.exe here X is the Cognos installation directory.
Here X is the Cognos Data Manager installation directory.
Note: Before initiating the restoration process create a backup.
Please use below command to restore data manager catalog. For full list of syntax please refer this article.
Before executing below code please verify below points
"C:\Program Files\cognos\c8\bin\CATRESTORE.exe" OLEDB "User Id=<User_Name>;Password=<Password>;Database=<Database_Name>;Data Source=<Server>;Provider=<Provider>;Integrated Security=FALSE;COGNOSSQL=FALSE" "C:\Backup\CatalogBackupFileName.ctg"
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