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Backing Up Bransoft Programs
 
 
We strongly recommend regularly backing up your program data so that in the event of a hardware failure or theft your data can easily be restored. How the backup is done depends on how you installed the program.
 

When Bransoft programs are run they check to see when you last performed a backup, if the last backup date is more than 2 weeks ago you will see a backup reminder.

 
 
Backing Up a Stand Alone Installation
If you have Installed the Bransoft program on the local hard drive of your computer we recommend you regularly copy the program directory to another hard drive or removable media such as a CD. If you installed to the default location the program directory can be found within your C drive, Program Files and then within a Bransoft folder. The easiest option is to copy the whole program directory to an alternative location, when you do this you need to ensure the program is not running. We have a freely downloadable utility that can automate this for you, please click here for more information. If you use this (or another) automatic tool to backup your data we recommend clicking on Ignore when you see the backup reminder so that it won't remind you again. If required the backup reminder can be re-enabled from the Actions menu. If you do not use an automatic backup tool we recommend manually copying the program directory to another hard drive or burning to CD whenever you see the reminder, click 'Will Do' to the reminder to acknowledge the message and continue using the program. The message will reappear each time you run the program, once you have completed the backup successfully click 'Done', the backup reminder will not appear for another 2 weeks.
 
 
Backing Up a Network Installation
If you have installed a Bransoft program on your server we recommend including the program directory as an additional folder within your usual backup selection. Please contact your network administrator for further assistance. If your server automatically backs up your data then we recommend clicking on Ignore when you see the backup reminder so that it won't remind you again. If required the backup reminder can be re-enabled from the Actions menu.
 
 
Restoring your Data
Should you encounter any hardware problems or need to restore IT Inventory from your alternative location simply copy the contents of the program directory from the backup location back to the main program directory overwriting the existing files. Please note this process cannot be undone so it is very important you copy the files you want in the correct direction. Please be aware any data you have put into the program since your last backup will be lost. If the Bransoft program is not installed on the destination computer we recommend you install it from the original CD and then copy the contents of the program directory from your backup location to the new program directory overwriting the existing files.