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: (Replace e: with drive letter of plugged in
xcopy /d/e/f/r/y *.* e:\unique\*.*
Backup to a new folder each day method:
xcopy /d/e/f/r/y *.* E:\backup\%mydate%\*.*
PERIODICALLY TEST BACKUP
PROTECT EACH COMPUTER FROM POWER
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 to a new folder each day in the
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
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
4 Click Task Scheduler Library in upper left list
5. Right click Doty Backup (or task name to edit) on list
6. Click properties
7. Click Triggers
8. Click Edit
9. Make changes
10. Click Ok twice
NOTE: Adding /D to the backup command will only
backup new and files that changed