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Backing Up the Database

Backing Up the Database

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Backing Up the Database

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To backup the PhonePad database:

 

1.Click on the Backup button on the toolbar, or select Backup from the File menu.
2.If you have the description option enabled, you will be prompted for a description to add to the backup (see Options).
3.The database will then be backed up.
4.A message will advise you when the backup has been completed.  The new backup file will appear in the Backup List.

 

 

Notes on Backups

 

One of the great things about DBBackup is that it can perform backups while users are still logged in to PhonePad.  There is no need to get users to logout before running a backup.

 

Descriptions are useful for differentiating between the various backups.  For example, if you were about to upgrade PhonePad to a new version, you could backup the database and add a comment something like 'Backup before 4.23 upgrade'.  Then, if something went wrong with the upgrade, you could easily identify which backup to restore from.

 

It is recommended that you backup your PhonePad data at the end of every day.  If your office is not open on weekends then there is probably no need to include Saturday and Sunday.  Using AutoBackup makes this a set and forget task.

 

If possible, backup your data to a different hard-disk to the one your PhonePad database resides on.  It is recommended that you backup to a hard-disk as other media can be slow, which will result in a noticeable drop in response speed if users are accessing PhonePad at the time the backup is being performed.

 

If your network has its own backup system in place, it won't be able to backup your PhonePad data if users are logged in when it runs.  To get around this, use AutoBackup to backup your PhonePad to a directory where your network backup system can pick up the files.