I still speak to the odd customer on occasions who still do not use the Pegasus Opera II Backup & Restore Utility. This is a built in feature of Opera II. I have lost count of how many times this has saved the bacon of many a user. Its only a little feature but can produce a big return when needed.
So how does it work, well it does exactly as it says on the tin! It backs up your data in Opera II where you want (this might be on a area of your network server or might well be a USB flash drive or external hard drive). When you want (run this utility whenever you want to, you fist need everyone else out of the system and need to have the correct privileges to run it. In Pegasus’s latest offering, Opera 3 there is now a scheduled version which allows you to set up a schedule based backup, thus taking away the need to remember to run it).
All you need to do is click on the Backup/Restore to activate the appropriate wizard which will guide you through several simple steps to backup your data or restore a existing backup. The backup files are stored as a .zip file (compressed).
This is an ideal step to be built into your routines for Month End, End of Year and Payroll End of Periods not to mention Payroll End of Year.
So if your already using it, I am sure you work safe in the knowledge that you have a up to date backup to hand should that ever fateful day arrive.
If your not using it already, why not? and start using it! You wont regret it.