A system and method are provided for the recovery and restoration of software records of a database server to record iterations previous to the current state of the selected records. This action may be taken in order to overcome the consequences of database corruption. An event-time maybe designated which is applied to select some or all of the earlier but most recent versions of each selected record. The system and method presented include a local target database for the purpose of recording software records to an archive, and may include a remote source database, from which records may be transmitted to the local target database. A restore command may be detected by the database server as sent from the remote source server, as received in an electronic message, as received via an electronics communications network, or as directly input. The local target database may have access to multiple iterations or versions of a software record including the original record version as stored in an archive, and may, upon instruction or command, revert to a previous iteration of a software record stored in the archive if corruption of later iterations is suspected. Alternatively or additionally, the local target database may not be restored with earlier versions of records but the remote source database may be restored with the selected record versions. The software records may optionally be updated in a batch method, or may alternatively be updated in real time, as the software records are created.