Backup or Restoring Your Database

IMPORTANT: AccuPOS does NOT back itself up automatically. AccuPOS Management allows database back up to ensure data recovery in case of an emergency when the original database is lost (a hard drive crash, broken computer, etc).

You may backup the database as often as you prefer to any location on your local network. Click here to skip to the Restore Database section below.

To Backup the database:

  1. Go to File Backup / Restore.

    backup pos database menu
  2. The AccuPOS Backup / Restore window appears. If needed, you may choose to tell the system to remind you backup after a certain number of days. Click Backup.

    backup pos database window
  3. In the prompt, save the backup to the desired location on the network or local computer, and hit Select.

    backup pos database prompt
  4. After the Backup is completed, you will have a popup. Click ‘OK’ and the AccuPOS Backup/Restore window closes automatically.

    backup pos database done

 

Once a backup is created, it can be restored at a later date. This is extremely useful if the AccuPOS database is lost or accidentally deleted.
To restore a backup copy of the database:

  1. Go to File Backup / Restore.The AccuPOS Backup / Restore window appears. Click on Restore.

    restore pos database window
  2. You will then be prompted to select the backup to be restored by navigating through the local computer or network. Hit Select when the correct backup is found.

    restore pos database select
  3. After the Restore is completed, you will have a popup. Click OK and the AccuPOS Backup/Restore window closes automatically.

    restore pos database complete
  4. IMPORTANT: Restoring a database overwrites the database currently set inside Management. There is no way to reverse this.