Backup DacEasy data automatically for multiple companies

So you want to know how to backup DacEasy data automatically for multiple companies. I’m guessing that you also want to include more than one module for each company, for example: accounting, payroll and the company profile. I am also guessing that you would like to have this run daily or weekly according to the backup schedule in your company policies.

The good thing about DacEasy is that you don’t have to buy some complicated backup system that costs thousands of dollars. It already comes with a backup utility installed. The bad thing is it doesn’t work very well. You can set backup schedules but I have found it much quicker to do it manually. Also, if you have ever done the backup manually, you know how time consuming this can be; especially if you are doing it once a week or even worse, once a day.

Did you know that you can basically copy all of the data files from your DacEasy machine to another computer that is running DacEasy and it would work? Once I knew that I could copy the files, I decided to make a script runs backup consistently and completely automatic.

This guide will help you setup the backup of your data in DacEasy for multiple companies that will run automatically; without the need to go out and buy an expensive backup program.

  • This has only been tested on systems running DacEasy 13 with Windows XP/2003
  • Make sure you have the sufficient folder access rights to the DacEasy installation folder
  • You also need the ability to create “Scheduled Tasks” and run “ntbackup
  • Basic knowledge of how to use Windows batch files is recommended

Part 2Choosing what DacEasy files to backup »

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