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 Service. See Stop AccuSync Services
  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 Service and the following prompt:

    Do you want to back up the default drectory or Custom directory ? (Y for Default / N for Custom)  
  3. If you type n at the prompt and press Enter The backup utility displays the prompt:
    Enter the Custom backup path:
    Type the back up path D:\Test , for example and press Enter the backup utility displays the prompt :
    The backup will be made in this location:D\Test
    Note: Backing up to a customized location was not possible in earlier releases.
  4. If you type y at the prompt and press Enter. The backup utility displays the prompt:
    Enter the name for the backup:
  5. 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).
  6. Restart the AccuSync Service. See AccuSync Service.