Music Dept. Inventory Database User Guide

Backup Database

Making backups of your database is Essential !    Not just a good idea but very, very necessary.  Every month I am asked to help recover a database that has been corrupted or difficult to recover from a damaged hard drive.  If you make a backup of your database every week or after every major data entry session you will be protected in case you hard disk crashes or the lap top disappears.
It is a good idea to make a backup to your computer - but also - to a flash drive or an external hard disk.  That way you will have a copy away from the computer if disaster strikes.
The Backup Utility (on the Utilities Menu) will make a backup of the Database-DATAONLY file.  This is where your data resides.  This is the important file to have.
(Remember the Music Dept / Uniform Inventory Database xx.accdb file is just the forms and reports.  A backup of this file is made at the time of the installation.  If you can't find the Database xx file, contact us and we will supply it to you.)
This example shows that this backup will be made to a local folder on the C:\ drive.
This example shows that the backup will be made to an external drive "F:\". 
You may also see a log of the backups that have been made.  Click on the View Backup Log button.
Restoring your database file:
*** To restore the data from a backup file - rename the file in the \Music Dept/Uniforom Inventory Database folder to something like "Old Uniform Inventory Database DATAONLY.accdb" then copy the backup file to that same directory.  Please contact us for help with this.