Backing Up Your Data

Backing Up Your Data (6405)

Before you begin to use Big Business, you should develop a plan for regularly backing up your data. The Big Business database file will eventually contain nearly every item of data about your business--tax information, account balances, invoices, bills, and so on. It is vitally important that you back up this information to a secure medium such as removable media or a different hard disk. If there is a major hardware failure like a hard disk crash, you will lose all the data that isn't backed up.

When you develop a backup schedule, remember that in the event of a hard disk crash or other problem, you will have to re-enter all the data entered after your last backup. To prevent a serious disruption of your business activities, back up the data file every day if possible, or once a week at least.