Sage 50 Data backup involves storing files from your Sage 50 Accounts package held on your PC or Server and put them in another location. Backing up your Sage 50 data regularly is extremely important and easy to do. If your Sage 50 data becomes corrupt or your computer stops working you can recover your data easily. This can save you hours of work from re-entering lost information. When running a backup please check your data first to ensure you have no corruption or errors on your data.
Pims recommended that you take a backup of your data daily and before you run any major processes in sage accounts such as your VAT Return, Clearing Audit Trail, Year End, Journal Reversals and If you are unsure of a process you should also backup your data this way you can restore if it doesn’t go the way you expected it to. The old traditional way of backing up was to floppy disks is now obsolete. Currently the most convenient way to backup is to a Memory Sick, External Hard Drive, Cloud (e.g. Dropbox) or CD/DVD.
It can be difficult to get everyone to log out of your Sage 50 accounts to do a backup. In the new Sage 50 2015 Accounts allows you to take backups while other users are still logged in. It will also allow you to schedule backups to run automatically so you don’t need to worry or get others to stop processing. Check data also runs automatically and you can manage backups and check the results for all companies in one place.
In this are you can set up how often you want to run a backup, what you want to include and where the backups are saved.
Check data results
Here you can see your check data history for all companies. For each check data it shows the following information:
Note: If any errors appear you should stop processing in the relevant company and fix the errors
Here you can see a list of completed scheduled backups. For each backup it shows the following information:
Tip: You can also see the total size of all backup files at the top of this window.