Backup before Payroll

Q:  We make a tape backup every week, but we would like to make a quick backup of the data before a Payroll check run. Will the CertiflexDimension backup system work for this?

A:  In CertiflexDimension, there is a very effective backup system which can be used to make quick backups prior to check runs. The backup can also be used for several different purposes, such as just before Payroll check runs, Accounts Payable check runs, Client Write-up batch entries, or Order Entry invoices. You may also choose to back up all data for a current company, or all data files for all companies.

To access the backup system, go to >File >Data File Maintenance >Backup/Restore Data Files. Click the Backup tab and select the options you desire for the backup. Backup files will be saved in a ZIP format. These zipped backup files can be saved to a CD, ZIP drive, jump drive, or another location on your hard drive.

If you should need to restore your backup, go to >File >Data File Maintenance >Backup/Restore Data Files and click the Restore tab. From here, you can select the backup file you made, and if you choose, any specific files you wish to restore.

NOTE: Restoring files will overwrite existing data files, so it is a good idea to make a backup prior to restoring.