How to do a Sage 50 Backup

How to do a Sage 50 Backup

 

  1. To do a backup open your data file (open and log into Sage in the normal way)
  2. Click on File, Backup.
    • You can also click on the Backup icon (looks like a file cabinet) from the toolbar on the top of the Home screen.
  3. In the ‘Sage 50 Accounting – Backup’ window, enter the file name.
    • It would be a good idea to include the date as part of this name (ex. 270315)
  4. Select the folder where you want to save the backup (local disk, external drive, network, USB drive…).
    • The last-used backup file path is saved and becomes the default for the next backup.
    • Do not overwrite an existing backup unless you know for sure that is what you want to do.
      • Backing up to the Cloud is possible.
      • Sage 50 will backup if saving directly on a CD/DVD drive, but a manual extra step or burning the CD/DVD will be required.
  5. Click OK to start the backup.

Note:

  • It is highly recommended that you make backups on a regular basis.

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