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ECPro - How to backup database and move backup to another location
Posted by Joel Brickell, Last modified by Joel Brickell on 24 January 2013 08:34 AM

Instructions for backing up database and moving the back up to a flashdrive or network drive.

Open EnergyCAP Professional>Go to File>Backup Database.


New window will open. In that window, make sure that the backup location is going to the local hard drive first, c:\ecapbak. We will move the backup files after this part is complete.

When the back is done, this window will say DONE! And then you can just click cancel. Your data is now backed up. Now you need to open My Computer and go the backup location. C:\ecapbak. Once you are there, you want to find the folder in this location with the current date as the folder name.

See figure below.

From here, you will want to move this folder 20091112 to either your flashdrive or a network drive. You want to keep it in both locations. Redundancy is the key! To move it to a flashdrive, you can highlight the folder and right mouse click on the highlighted folder and select Copy.

Now you will need to find the location of your Flashdrive or Network drive.


Your drive may have a different drive letter. But you need to double mouse click on this drive and then right mouse click in the space and choose Paste. Your database should now be copied over to your flashdrive. Follow this for a Network drive as well.

Created by Joel Brickell  11/30/2010  EnergyCAP Professional all versions.


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