BACKUP DAILY TO REMOVABLE DRIVES
Purchase seven USB thumb drives. A 2-gigabyte drive is under $6.00 at Walmart.
Label drives Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.
On Monday, backup to Monday, on Tuesday, backup to Tuesday, etc ..
At the end of each day press E and B to backup (with all other computers out of VetMaster.)
CREATE BACKUP STATEMENT (statements
are saved in c:\unique\b.bat)
Press E and C to create backup statement from VetMaster's Main Menu.
Type the following two lines: (Replace Z: with drive letter of plugged in thumb drive)
xcopy /d/e/f/r/y *.* Z:\unique\*.* (note: replace Z with actual
destination drive letter)
PERIODICALLY TEST BACKUP
Run Z:\UNIQUE\GO.BAT (replace Z: with thumb drive letter)
PROTECT EACH COMPUTER FROM POWER OUTAGES
Plug each computer into a UPS.
If you have a network, another computer can share a folder and receive an additional copy.
This requires an additional XCOPY statement.
It is a good idea to keep a backup copy outside the practice.
The default drive and folder is C:\UNIQUE, but may be different on your system.
If you have any question or see any error, please call or email for help.
Each veterinary practice must take responsibility to backup daily and test the backup.
NOTE: Adding /D to the backup command will only backup new and files that changed