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Automatic Backup

Automatic Backup

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One of the problems with backing up data is that people tend to forget to do it, and don't realize they haven't been doing regular backups until they have a hard-disk crash and need to restore their data.  DBBackup can be configured to backup your PhonePad database automatically so you don't have to remember to do it.

 

Setting up AutoBackup is easy.  Just follow these steps:

 

1.

If you haven't done so already, enter the locations for the Backup Directory and Data Directory.




BackupDirectory



2.

Check the Enable Automatic Backup checkbox.




EnableAutoBackup



3.

Select a time to run the backup.  This would normally be at the end of the day but doesn't have to be.




SetAutoBackupTime




To set a time, you can use either the time edit box or the drop-down clock.  With the time edit box you can change the hours using the Page Up and Page Down keys and up and down cursor keys to change the minutes.

 

With the drop-down clock you can change the hours using the Page Up and Page Down keys or the left mouse button.  The up and down cursor keys or the right mouse button can be used to change the minutes.  Using the <CTRL> key in combination with the right mouse button changes the minutes in increments of 5.



4.

Select which days you want the automatic backup to run on.




SetAutoBackupDays



5.

Click OK.

 

 

When AutoBackup is enabled the AutoBackup indicator on the status bar will be green.

 

                         AutoGreen

 

The indicator is red when AutoBackup is disabled.

 

 

                         AutoRed

 

Backups performed by AutoBackup will appear in the Backup List with a description of 'Automatic backup'.

 

 

 AutoBackupList