What to Backup
Ideally, you would backup your entire computer onto tape, so that in the event of a catastrophe you could restore your entire computer system (programs and data) in short order.If you would prefer to simply backup your easyACCOUNTING system, backup the contents of the "x:\EZA" folder and it's subfolders using the backup software that came with your tape system, or Microsoft Backup that comes with Windows. (Replace "x" with the drive letter that easyACCOUNTING is installed on, for single-user systems this is typically "C").
Microsoft's Backup utility may be found by navigating:
Windows 2003 and XP:
Start è All Programs è Accessories è System Tools è Backup
Windows 7 and Vista:
Start è Control Panel è System & Security è Backup & Restore Center
Control Panel è System & Security è Save backup copies of your files with File History
We recommend that you enable the "verify data after backup" option that compares the contents of the tape to what is on disk to make sure that the backup was successful. In Microsoft Backup, this may be found by clicking the "Advanced" button on the "Backup Job Information" Dialog. Please see the topic "Using Backup" in Windows Help for more information.
easyACCOUNTING's data must be backed up or restored as a complete set (i.e., every file in the x:\EZA folder must be backed up or restored together). If new & old files are "mixed-and-matched" the results are unpredictable and unrecoverable data loss will occur.