The Backup Manager in Sage 50cloud Accounts makes managing your check data and backups simple. You can schedule these to run automatically even if you don't have your software open, and you can still work while your checks and backups are running. This means you don't need to worry about them.
- Log in to Sage Accounts with the manager logon name and password.
- Click File, click Schedule back up then click the Settings tab.
- Enter your backup schedule settings as required.More information about these fields >
Check data and back up schedule
Choose whether you want to run check data, or backups, or both, and how often you want to run them. The time is based on the server clock, not the clock on the local computer.
NOTE: In Sage 50cloud Accounts v27 and below, check data is not an option to run on its own.
Company name Select the companies you want the check data and backup schedule to apply to. The same schedule applies to all selected companies. If you've integrated your Sage 50cloud Accounts with Microsoft 365, to upload a backup of your data automatically to Microsoft OneDrive, select the OneDrive check box for the required companies. Sage 50c OneDrive email notifications Sage 50cloud Accounts only - If you set your backups to upload to Microsoft 365, you can choose to receive an email notification each time a backup is made. The email includes the status of the backup and whether there are any errors in your data. Read more > File types to include in the backup Select the types of file you want to include in your backups. Accounts data is always included. Backup location By default, backup files are saved to C:\SageBackups on the computer where your data is stored. You can also store your backups on any fixed drive on your server, and if required, click Edit folder to enter a specific path. If you use Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive or Drop Box, the relevant folder appears in the drop-down to choose, which then subsequently syncs to the cloud. Server disk space limit Backups are created automatically as long as there is sufficient space on your server hard drive. By default the backup manager will create backups as long as there is at least 20 GB of space. You can change this if required.
- To save the backup schedule, click Save.
Once you've set up your schedule, you can manage your backups and check data results all in one place.
If you ever want to turn off scheduled check data or backups, simply click File then click Scheduled back up and click Settings and clear the check boxes as required.
NOTE: The scheduled backups are created on the computer where your data is held, so this computer should be left on for scheduled backups to work.