The morale of this story is BACK UP !!! Hardware will fail at some
point, and we never know what Mother Nature has in store for us, so our only
protection is to back up our data on a daily basis. Everything else is
replaceable. We will NOT be responsible for lost data, and we will not be
responsible for not backing up! This is your responsibility, but we will
answer any questions and provide all expertise to guide you in this task!
Backing up the data on the server is critical to the success of the hospital
and to maintaining your sanity. It's simply a matter of time before your server
will fail, and when it happens, you are left with only the data backup. Backing
up is a simple process that takes 5-15 minutes (depending on the amount of data)
at the end of each day. Please do it!
Online Backup, configured properly, is the BEST solution for data
protection, but does require a decent broadband internet connect at the
hospital. We can setup and manage the online backup of your
hospital's critical data. With this service, we monitor successful
backups and check for restoration integrity, so you can concentrate on
Though a back-up can be done at anytime, it's best to back up at the end
of the day, after running PROCESS DAILY. Also backing up before the
beginning of morning hours is also a good time. It's important to back
up when no one is using the system.
Close the management system at all stations. If a station is accessing
the data during a back up, that data will be excluded. 24-hour hospitals
should purchase sophisticated backup software that will allow for
"open-file" shadow copying, so backups can be done anytime.
The data backup should be taken off-site each evening.
It is your responsibility to verify the backup periodically.
Once configured, it's simple to back up using the Zip or Jaz drive.
1. Verify that the management system is closed at all stations.
2. Go to START, click on 1-Step Backup or double-click on the 1-Step Backup on
3. Click BACKUP
4. Follow the simple on-screen commands.
Configuring the 1-Step Backup
It's necessary to configure the backup process the first time it's used and if
the previous backup job failed or the current disk was lost.
1. For Zip drives: Go to START, click on 1-Step Backup or double-click on the
1-Step Backup on the desktop.
For Jaz drives: Go to START->PROGRAMS->IOMEGA TOOLS, click on 1-Step Backup
2. Click on CUSTOMIZE
3. Verify "Create New Backup Job" is selected.
4. Click on the FILE SELECTION tab.
5. Click on the box to the left of the following folders (the box will turn
colour when clicked):
The C: drive in this example must be the hard drive on the Server!
For the Animal Hospital Management System:
Online backup is the best solution for protecting your data. For
hospitals that do not have adequate broadband internet access, we have found the Zip and
Rev systems to be fast and reliable for backing up
data, but there are many other systems (Tape Drives, CD-RW, RAID) that are up to
Contact us by e-mail with your particular system, and we will endeavor to add
instructions on this page.