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6.1. Backup the Data Files

Access the backup dialog from the File|Backup/Restore menu. Select the databases you wish to backup as well as any password you would like to use to protect your backup. Backup files will always use a .bzp extension, these files are Zip compatible but so that we can differentiate between other zip files and our backups we use this extension. Select the overwrite method you wish to use here as well. If a file that you are backing up already exists in the archive file and it has not changed it will not save it again.

Run the program. Click File, then Backup/Restore then Backup Database.

This will open the Data Backup window.

On this screen you have 4 options to choose from:

  1. Specify Location - Specify the file you want to save your data into. There will be a default location already listed here. You can just use that. The file location by default is C:\Users\USER NAME\Documents\Black Hole Organizer\data\blackhole_data_backup.bzp
  2. Overwrite Options - How would you like to have existing files overwritten? Yes will automatically overwrite. No will skip. Prompt will ask you if you want to overwrite the data.
  3. Password - Your data can be password protected if you like. Enter the password in the two fields. Keying in your password in the two fields ensures you typed what you thought you had.
  4. Database List - Select the databases that you would like to include in this backup.

Once you have made your selection, click OK and your database will be backed up.

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