Backup your FH database
Warning: Before beginning, verify that all FIREHOUSE Software users are logged out, and that FIREHOUSE Software is not running.
Choose Start → Programs → FIREHOUSE Software → FIREHOUSE Software Backup Utility.
The Login Required - FIREHOUSE Software dialog box appears.
Enter the administrative user name and password for FH in the Login Required - FIREHOUSE Software dialog box, and then click OK.
The Backup/Restore - FIREHOUSE Software dialog box appears. Depending on whether you are using FH Standard or FH Enterprise, different tabs are available in the dialog box.
Depending on whether you are using FH Standard or FH Enterprise, do the corresponding steps below.FH Standard
The Backup and Restore tabs are active.
Verify that Database, System Data, Queries, and Reports are selected and the paths for them are correct.
Note: If any of the paths are incorrect, you can either click in the path field and type the correct path, or you can click the lookup button to the right of the field and navigate to the correct location as you did earlier.
- Select Verify backup upon completion.
- Verify that the path displayed in Path of backup file to auto-generate is correct.
The Remote Backup/Restore tab is active.
- Under Backup To, check the backup device listed.
(If the displayed listing is No Backup Devices Found, or if the backup device is not listed in the menu) Do the following.
Click Manage Backup Devices.
The Remote Backup Devices dialog box appears.
Click Add Backup Device.
The Add Remote Backup Device dialog box appears.
In Device Name, type the name of the device to back up the SQL Server database to.
Note: Spaces are not allowed in the device name.
- In Device Path and Filename, type the complete path and file name relative to the SQL Server database.
The new device appears in the Remote Backup Devices dialog box.
Note: If you remove a backup device later, the file is not physically removed. If you add the same backup device back again, and if the file has not been deleted in the interim, they will be available again.
In the Remote Backup Devices dialog box, click OK.
The new device appears in the Backup To menu, and is selected by default.
Caution: If your only backups are located on a hard drive and that hard drive crashes, you will lose access to the backup.
- Under Backup To, in Name of Backup, type a name for the backup you are creating.
- In Description of Backup, type a description for the backup you are creating.
Progress updates appear on your screen. This process may take some time if you have many records or a large database.
Note: If you encounter errors and need assistance, contact FH® technical support.