This is a guide for Sage 50 V22. If you are using a previous version you may see something slightly different to what is in this guide.
In Sage 50 Accounts, you can have the program schedule to back your data up, and check your data in certain intervals. It is likely that this is already set to work by default, although this may have an impact on your computers' performance in the background. This guide will go through how to get there, and how to get Sage to back up automatically, with more control.
Scheduling backups in this way will give you more flexibility in what you can go back to in the case of lost data and other such scenarios.
To access the settings for Scheduled Backups, log yourself into Sage as Manager and then go to:
File > Scheduled Back up...
When you first open the Sage Backup Manager, the first screen you will see will be the "Overview", which will display all of the companies you have on the system, how many users are currently logged in, the results of the scheduled data check and the time the last backup was run.
For the Check Data results:
For the Backup files:
In my examples, you can see that I have set Sage to delete records that are older than a day automatically. You can set this to a day, a week, a month, a year or to never delete the data.
Here is also a quick example of the "Users Logged in" tab, which shows a little bit more information on who is logged into what, from where and for how long:
To actually set up your scheduled backups, you go into the Settings tab and this will provide you with many options to fine tune this process to preference.
Here is an example of how I have configured this to work:
The options we are presented with in the Settings screen are: