The ACS Backup/Restore program is designed to create an exact replica of your ACS data, which you can restore in the event of a disaster. You can also specifically select the data from the ACS suite or program that you want to back up. Before performing major data-related processes, such as year-end closing or Attendance Promotion, you must create a backup using the ACS Backup/Restore program.
When using the ACS Backup/Restore program to create backup files, you must log out of ACS applications.
In comparison to LiveStor, backing up your data with ACS Backup/Restore is a manual process, and you can perform a backup whenever you need to. If used properly, ACS Backup/Restore can also help you efficiently manage file space because backup files are compressed, include only the data you specify, and are comparatively smaller than those created with Automatic Backup.
While the backups that you create using ACS Backup are typically saved on your hard drive, we strongly recommend that you transfer these files to either removable media or to an off-site storage location. To learn more, see Storing Data Backups.
Advantages and Issues to Consider with ACS Backup/Restore
Issues to Consider