Schedule backups using Backup Manager

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Schedule backups using Sage Accounts Backup Manager

The Backup Manager in Sage Accounts v21 and above makes managing your backups a walk in the park.

You can schedule backups to run automatically so you don’t need to worry about them. You can still work in Sage Accounts while your backups are running and you don’t even need to have Sage Accounts open.

Set up a backup schedule

1. Log in to Sage Accounts with the manager logon name and password.

2. On the menu bar click File, click Schedule back up then click the Settings tab.

3. Enter your backup schedule settings as needed.


Back up schedule

Choose how often you want to run the backup and check the data. The backup time is based on the server clock, not the clock on the local computer.


Company name

Select the companies you want the backup schedule to apply to. The same schedule applies to all selected companies. If you use Sage 50cloud Accounts, to upload a backup of your data automatically to Microsoft OneDrive, select the OneDrive check box for the required companies.


Sage 50c OneDrive email notifications

Sage 50cloud Accounts only – If you set your backups to upload to Office 365, you can choose to receive an email notification each time a backup is made. The email includes the status of the backup and whether there are any errors in your data.


File types to include in the backup

Select the types of file you want to include in your backups. Accounts data is always included.


Backup location

By default, backup files are saved to C:\SageBackups on the computer where your data is stored. In Sage Accounts v23 and above, you can also store your backups on any fixed drive on your server, and if required, click Edit folder to enter a specific path. If you’ve Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Drop Box, the relevant folder appears in the drop-down to choose, which then subsequently syncs to the cloud.


Server disk space limit
Backups are created automatically as long as there is sufficient space on your server hard drive. By default the backup manager will create backups as long as there is at least 20 GB of space. You can change this if required.
To save the backup schedule, click Save.


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