Backend Options

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Go to SI+ Backend and select the Options tab

 

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Backup Options

Backend Options - Description

Number of backups

Example 14 backups twice per day = 7 days, 16 backups = 8 days etc.

Select options

Applies only to the additional backups.

With images

Select if you want to backup the images.

Compress

Select if you want to compress the data. If you backup to Dropbox please deselect this option

Newest only

Will only make 1 backup with the same name. File name will be, YourCompanyName_Latest.bkp. If you deselect this option then each backup will be added to the backup folder resulting in multiple backups that can take up a lot of space. This is probably not necessary as you do have 7days of backups (depending on your Number of Backups) that are done automatically.

Cloud Backup

By using this feature you will be backing up your data to our Secure Cloud Server , allowing you up to 1GB of free data usage. To then retrieve any data/backup you simply need to contact us.

The first back up will be a full data backup, thereafter this will occur in increments, thus minimizing band width.

Please note, if your database is larger than 2Gb, your images will not be backed up.

 

To activate this feature please select the Enable button. See image above.

 

Prior to activating this feature, please ensure the following (only necessary if you have an old version of SI):

1.That you have a License Client ID, located in the SI Backend Main Form, without which this function will not work.

2.To ensure you have a License Client ID, go to your SI Backend and select the renew/upgrade on the general tab and check in the first box should you not have a Client ID, please contact us to assist you.

 

Tips for Safe Backups

Please create an additional backup path for your Smart IT data. This is just as a precaution, should the server be stolen or is no longer able to function, this data can be restored on a new server.
 
Recommended

Customers with internet access.

Enable the Cloud Backup feature. By using this feature you will be backing up your data to our Secure Cloud Server, allowing you up to 1GB of free data usage.

or alternatively

Download Dropbox -http://www.dropbox.com (create a user name and password) - in the Backend select the Options tab > Add New Backup Location, select the Dropbox folder - uncheck the compress box (checked boxes should then be with images and newest only.
Now you will also backup to Dropbox on the internet.

 
Customers without internet access.

It is recommended that you invest in an external hard drive, set the backup location (as explained above) connect the external drive and a backup is sent to this device, as a security policy, at the end of each day remove the external hard drive and either take it home with you or store in a safe.