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)
pause

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.

NOTES
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.

Start Windows task scheduler:
1.  Click Windows search on bottom left of Windows 10
2.  Type task sch
3.  Select Task Scheduler from the list
4  Click Create Basic Task in upper right window
 
5. Enter name:  Type something like Doty Backup
    Description: Backup VetMaster files
6. Click next
 
7. Mark how often to backup (Daily)
8. Click next
 
Change time to when backup should occur
9. Set time to execute
10. Mark synchronize
11. Recur every 1 day
12. Click next
 
What action do you want the task to perform?
13. Mark Start a program (the default)
14. Click next
 
Program/script:
15. C:\UNIQUE\B.BAT
16. Click next  
17. Click Finish
 
If you wish to make changes later:
1. Click Start button in Windows or press Windows key
2. Type ta
3. Select Task Scheduler from the list (not Task Manager)
4  Click Task Scheduler Library in upper left list
5. Right click Doty Backup (or task name to edit) on list that appear
6. Click properties
7. Click Triggers
8. Click Edit
9. Make changes
10. Click Ok twice

Return

NOTE:  Adding  /D to the backup command will only backup new and files that changed