Backups

The importance of creating a backup can never be emphasised enough. Sadly, the importance of backing up your work is something which becomes apparent when it is too late, for instance when a computer crashes or is stolen. If you do not have a backup copy, all your work will be lost and you will have to start over again. The user, or your IT department is responsible for implementing routines for regular backup of your data.

Frequency

The frequency of backup depends on how often the program is run, and the way the program is used. As a general rule, you should perform a backup every time you have worked in the program. By default, you will be asked whether or not you want to automatically create a backup every time you shut down Mamut. If you answer Yes to this question, you will always have an updated backup available.

Note! If you are not prompted about whether or not to create a backup when exiting the program, this may be because your backup settings have been changed.

In the event of a system crash, it will be time-consuming and difficult to reconstruct the database. Therefore, for frequent program use we recommend that backups are taken daily. You can customise backups in accordance with your own requirements and storage possibilities. Backup copies can be made for one or more company databases at a time, and can be split into smaller files for storing media with limited space.  

It is possible to create User access rights so that only a few select users can create backups.

Storing backups

Backups can be taken to the hard drive, a shared folder in the network, or to an external media such as USB pen drives, Zip drives or similar. We recommend that you store at least one complete backup in a separate location from the computer using the program, in case the computer is damaged or stolen.

Password protected backup copies

You can restrict access to your backup copies by using a password. Please note that you must remember the password in order to restore the data. Please be aware that Mamut Support Centre will not be able to help you to re-obtain the password.

Restoring backups

Backups are restored with the help of a wizard. Program data is then overwritten with the data from the backup so that your company database is restored to the state it was in when you originally created the backup. If you have registered any data in the program since, it will be lost. Read more in About Restoring backups.

About the database

The database program consists of company database files and system files. Company database files contain data for the different company databases, while the system files contain data common to all company databases. An example for system files are user information and user access rights.

Read more about:

How to take a backup

How to restore a backup

Backup Settings

User Access Rights

 

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