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Backup with Act! or other software

Looking for a best practice solution. Inherited/took over a clients server from another IT service provider. We are going to move backups to a clould service provider. Should I backup the ACT folder and all it's content or schedule the Act integrated backup and just backup that backup to the cloud? Customer is going to be paying backup fees based on the amount of data they are backing up so I'm trying to minimize the cloud data to keep their cost down.

Looking for suggestions and scenarios. The current setup is using Symantec 2012 and backing up the Act folder on the server. There are some integrated Act! backups in a backup folder. I don't think I need/want both going to the cloud. Thanks for your suggestions.

Nickel Super Contributor
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Re: Backup with Act! or other software

Let Act back itself up (either from the Act Scheduler or File > Backup > Database).  Then, have your backup system back that up.  I usually keep anywhere from 10-30 backups in case you need to restore data from several days ago.

Michael Matthews
Bridge Concepts, Inc.
Fort Worth, TX
Nickel Elite Contributor
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Re: Backup with Act! or other software

I use ACT! and do my backups manually - File / Backup / Database

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