Running the Backup Utility

Note: The location of the Backup command assumes that you accepted the Shortcut Folder default values during installation.

To run the backup utility:

  1. Stop the AccuSync Server. See AccuSync Server if you need help with this step.
  2. Start the backup utility:
    Microsoft Windows
    Click Start > All Programs > AccuSync > AccuSync Backup.
    Click the AccuSync_Backup shortcut on your desktop.
    Navigate to the bin directory where you installed AccuSync and run the backup.bat (Microsoft Windows) or (Linux) file.

    Regardless of how you start the backup utility, AccuSync opens a console that displays a message reminding you to stop the AccuSync Server and the following prompt:

    Do you want to back up the default /db in the AccuSync  installation directory?
  3. Type y at the prompt and press Enter. The backup utility displays the prompt:
    Enter the name for the backup:
  4. Type a name for the backup and press Enter to continue. The backup utility creates the backup directory in the backup directory (c:\Program Files (x86)\AccuSync\backup\2011-03-14_13-52.28_acme, for example).
  5. Restart the AccuSync Server. See AccuSync Server.