There are several reasons why you might want to restore a backup, for example:
- Because you bought a new computer and want to transfer your data.
- You made a mistake and want to start processing from before the mistake was made.
- You have reports or layouts that you want to copy to another installation of the software.
It's easy to restore a backup, we'll show you how in the steps below.
Before you start
- Take a backup of your current data in case you ever need to go back to it. This is because when you restore a backup it overwrites the company's current data.
- You can't restore a backup from more recent software versions into earlier versions. For example, you can't restore a backup from Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 into v27 or below.
- These steps are for when you can log into a company. If you're unable to log into a company that you want to restore a backup into, or you don't have a company listed, you can create a new company from a backup to restore it instead, provided you have a multi company licence.
- If you save your backups in a .zip file or other type of archive folder, you'll need to extract the required backup file from the archive first.
How to restore your data
- Log into the company you want to to restore a backup into.
- Click File then click Restore.
- Click Browse, browse to and select the backup file you want to restore.
TIP: If you backed up using this computer in the past, you can find a list of your previous backups on the Previous backups tab and you can double-click a previous backup to restore it. To restore a scheduled backup stored in OneDrive, click OneDrive.
- Click Open.
- Click OK then click Yes.
- Click OK, enter your logon name and password then click OK.
Congratulations, you've successfully restored your backup, now we recommend that you check your data.