Back It Up! Back It Up!

Quick Tips / June 12, 2013 / Kristie

You don’t have to be lead in a SWAT team to need backup. Backing-up will save you a lot of time, energy and frustration. Now before you say “Nah, I don’t need to, I use Time Machine!” you need to know that Time Machine cannot backup database files, so we provide our own backup system. Once you’ve enabled our backup, then Time machine can restore it.

Follow these easy steps to backup Daylite:

1. Open Daylite Server and click the ‘Backup’ pane.

2. Check off time, date, and select where you want it to save. (Or visit our Knowledge Base page for how to do a Manual Backup).

Saving this will create a file under ‘Users’ –> ‘Shared’ –> ‘Daylite Server 4 Backups’

*Please ensure that your Daylite Server is turned on.

In the event that you need to restore your computer, Time Machine won’t restore Daylite to a working state, so you need to restore it using the back up file that Daylite server created.

For more information you can also visit our Knowledge Base to Restore a Database From a Daylite Backup,  or for how to do an Automatic Database Backup

No Responses to “Back It Up! Back It Up!”

  1. I’m always telling my clients to backup, it’s amazing the amount of people who don’t. I’m not talking about just Daylite but the Mac in general.

    The Daylite backup feature is great, but it’s missing some sort of ‘purge old backups’ feature. The backup files can get rather big and not long you will have over 100GB of backups that you no longer need (had a client today with the issue)

    So have come up with a nice way to purge them, read about it in my post:

    I need to update the post, but you can also create a script to empty the trash too.

    Hope that helps.

  2. Emily Rudow
  3. @Kia Kamgar Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Kia
  5. You’re welcome 🙂

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