Trust Accounting Q&A: Backup Data Files Program

January 2019    Tags: , , , , , ,

I want to make a year-end backup of my data. I found the backup within the software, but I’m uncertain as to what exactly is being backed up and where. Is this backup sufficient for my needs?

In non-Platinum software, the Back Up Data Files program (File | Back Up Data Files) creates and stores up to three temporary backups in the “backup” subfolder of the Current Working Directory (e.g., C:\Tabs3\backup). These backups each include data from System Configuration, Tabs3 Billing, PracticeMaster, General Ledger Software, Accounts Payable Software, and Trust Accounting Software if installed.

Alternatively, in the Platinum software, the HotBackup program (File | HotBackup) creates and stores a user-defined number of temporary backups to a user-defined location. HotBackup also backs up data for all of the software.

It is important to note that the built-in backup programs in the Tabs3 and PracticeMaster software only back up data files. They do not back up program executables, nor do they back up every file in the Tabs3 Current Working Directory. In order to back up all files, you must use a third-party backup system and back up the entire Tabs3 Current Working Directory.

For more information on backing up your Tabs3 and PracticeMaster data, see Knowledge Base Article R11524, “Backup/Restore Information Resources.”

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