Gradience Pro / Enterprise - Back Up Data Manually

Back Up Your Data Manually

We recommend you back up your data regularly. Do not rely on nightly, taped backups run by your server.

NOTE:  If you are running Gradience as a standalone where the database is on “this” computer but the computer is on a network, we recommend that you back up your data to a folder on your server.  That way, if this computer ever crashes, your backups will not be lost. 

Why we make this recommendation:

Backups that your server does each night do not always capture every file on every computer in the network. So your nightly backups may not capture your database file (hrware.gdb).  In the event that your PC crashes, you stand to lose all of your data on your computer and since by default your backup folder resides on your PC, you stand to lose all of your backups as well.

Note:  Backups are all date and time stamped in the following manner…

Manual_Backup_05-12-06_1530.gbk

In this example the backup was made on May 12th 2006 at 1530 hours (3:30 PM)   When searching for backups search for *.gbk and simply select the most recent one listed.

STEPS:

You have two options.

Option One:

1. From within the program, click File > Maintenance > Back up Database.

2. Using the Select Directory window, navigate to where you want the backup to reside and click OK.

Option Two:

1. Click Start > All Programs or All Apps > Gradience > Maintenance > Database Monitor.

2. Log into it as you would log into the software and when it opens, click Backup > Backup Now.

3. Click yes to question about running a sweep.

4. Using the Select Directory window, navigate to where you want the backup to reside and click OK.

5. Click File > Exit > Yes.

 

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