Backing up FileCabinet CS data locations

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Due to the dynamic nature of SQL databases, all FileCabinet CS data locations may not be included during regular tape backups. However, you can use the database backup feature in FileCabinet CS to create files that are accessible to your firm's tape backup systems. Database backups include the drawer data, such as the document names list, and the system settings for each data location. You can restore this information at any time.

To back up one or more database locations, follow these steps.

  1. Choose File > Backup.
  2. Choose Database Locations from the drop-down list, and then select the database data locations that you want to back up.
  3. Click the Backup button.

To restore database locations, follow these steps.

  1. Choose File > Restore.
  2. Choose Database Locations from the drop-down list, and then select the database data locations that you want to restore.
  3. Click the Restore button.

Notes

  • The backup and restore processes may take a significant amount of time, depending on the size of the database.
  • You can also back up or restore individual drawers.

You can also schedule recurring backups of your database locations.

  1. Choose File > Backup.
  2. Choose Database Locations from the drop-down list, and then select the database data locations that you want to back up.
  3. Click the Schedule Recurring Backup button.
  4. In the Scheduled Backup dialog, choose a time for the backups to occur, choose your database location, and designate a backup location.
  5. Enter the user name and password that you use to log in to Windows.
  6. Click OK.

When recurring backups are scheduled, the number of resulting backup files is limited to 10. After 10 backup files are created, FileCabinet CS begins consecutively overwriting backup files, beginning with the oldest file. File names for recurring backups are appended with "[SBx]", where x indicates the backup iteration. For example, [SB0].bak, [SB1].bak, [SB2].bak, and so on.

Note: Because an SQL database can hold the data for multiple programs in one database file, you cannot restore individual drawers or documents from a database backup file. You must restore an entire database file to restore its associated drawers and documents.

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