Creating or Scheduling Backup Files Using RedBeam

Application: General
Area: RedBeam
Issue: Creating Backup Files for Restoring
Generally Caused By: Customer needing to backup database
Level of Complexity: Easy

This backup procedure is the same for all RedBeam applications and needs to be completed on the PC or server where the database is stored. 
 

To Create an Instant Backup File:

 

Step 1

Open your RedBeam application and navigate to Admin >> Backup.
 
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Step 2

Select the directory where you would like to save the backup file to. The default directory for Asset Tracking is C:\Program Files\RedBeam\Asset Tracking\ (or C:\Program Files (x86)\RedBeam\Asset Tracking\ for 32 bit machines). The RedBeam folder name will depend on the application you have: Asset Tracking, Inventory Tracking or Check In Check Out.
 
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Step 3

Click Backup Now.
 
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Step 4

You will be prompted that the database has successfully backed up and the path where the file was saved will also be displayed.
 
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To Schedule Backups:

 

Step 1

Follow steps 1 and 2 above.
 

Step 2

Select whether you would like Daily backups or Weekly backups as well as the time you would like the backup to run.
 
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Step 3

Click Schedule It.
 
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RedBeam backups are now scheduled to run automatically for the period and time designated.