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Obtaining a Backup of the Soils Database

For questions about obtaining a backup of the entire USDA NRCS Soil Data Mart Database, please contact Rosemary Rivera at rosemary.rivera@ftw.usda.gov or (817) 509-3371.
 

USDA Agencies, Partners, Cooperators, and Technical Service Providers

  • Provide an empty, preformatted, “Plug and Play” Windows XP compatible USB/FireWire external storage device.
  • Provide NRCS with a prepaid FedEx or UPS return shipping label or a 3rd party shipping account number. (Please do not ship “ground”.)
  • Forward your request to:
     
    Rosemary Rivera
    USDA NRCS NCGC
    501 W. Felix Street, Building 23
    Fort Worth, Texas 76115
     

Non-USDA Agencies or Public or Private Organizations

For payment options or to place an order, please contact Rosemary Rivera at rosemary.rivera@ftw.usda.gov or (817) 509-3371.

  • Provide a new, unused, and unopened “Plug and Play” Windows XP compatible USB/FireWire external storage device.
  • Provide NRCS with a prepaid FedEx or UPS return shipping Label or a 3rd party shipping account number. (Please do not ship “ground”.)
  • Provide a $250.00 data transfer fee.
  • Forward your request to:

    Rosemary Rivera
    USDA NRCS NCGC
    501 W. Felix Street, Building 23
    Fort Worth, Texas 76115
     

Requirements for Restoring a Backup of the Entire USDA NRCS Soil Data Mart Database

  • Windows Server 2003
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • ArcSDE 9.3
  • ArcGIS Desktop 9.3
  • 200 GB to restore the database