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Schedule Automatic Backups
Back up your data on a scheduled basis to guarantee you do not lose your data.
Here's why we recommend this...
It is way simpler and faster to restore a backup made by Gradience than it is to recover a copy of the database captured by your nightly server backups. There are fewer steps and in many cases, you don't even need to involve IT.
By the way, automating the backup process does not prevent the end user(s) from doing manual backups at any time.
Here's how it's done...
1. Go to the computer where the database resides and do the following...
- In Vista and in Windows 7 and in Server 2008: From the desktop, click Start > All Programs > Gradience > Maintenance > Database Monitor.
- In Windows 8, Windows 10, and Server 2012: From the desktop, click Start > All Apps > Gradience> Database Monitor.
2. When the popup window opens, enter your Login Name and Password just as you would if you were logging into the software.
Note: There will be a slight delay where it looks as if nothing will open. You will not get an hour glass or spinning wheel or any sort of indicator that something is about to happen. Please be patient. In a few moments the Database Monitor will open.
3. Once in, click Backup > New Backup.
4.Make the appropriate entries, browse to where the backup should go and click Save.
5. Click File > Exit.
6. You may click Yes when this popup opens however, the Database Monitor application must be running (or minimized to systray) when automatic backups are scheduled to happen.
If you decide to keep the Database Monitor running on this computer, click No on the popup as shown below.
NOTE: Backups will accumulate. We recommend creating a script that will delete any backups that are more than a month old.