Date printed: 11-23-2017   Last updated: 02-03-2014

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Applies to versions: 2.0, 2.1



Backups



Backing up your TimeIPS data is critical. TimeIPS provides several backup options to ensure the safety of your TimeIPS data. Use the Backup Administration page to configure these options.

 

Module/Account Requirements

 

Network Requirements

 

NOTE: All TimeIPS backup options create an encrypted file of your TimeIPS data. You should not attempt to open the encrypted file as this can cause file corruption, destroying the integrity of your backup file. Only TimeIPS systems can decrypt and install a TimeIPS backup.

 

 

 


Using the left pane Main Menu » Administration, click on: System » Backups

Main Backup Configuration

Content Included: Backups include all TimeIPS data including system settings but not network configuration. A TimeIPS system restored from a backup needs to have network settings reapplied. Backups include company logos and small employee photos up to 100k in size. Larger photos and company documents are not included unless you check the option to "Include User Media" in the general backup configuration.

 

 

 

 

Automatic Backup Configuration

Backups can be transmitted daily to TimeIPS Off-site Backup Servers, automatically to an E-mail address, FTP server, and/or SFTP server of your choice. Automatic backups to E-mail, FTP, and/or SFTP servers can be scheduled to happen at specific times of the day with the IPSABO module.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Backup Creation

Backups can also be transmitted manually to E-mail, FTP, and/or SFTP at any time or can be saved as a file on your personal computer. To manually create a backup scroll down to the Local Backup section.

To create a local file backup leave the drop down selector on "Save to file" and click the Create Backup button. To manually send an E-mail, FTP, or SFTP backup select the appropriate option from the drop down list and click the Create Backup button. The page will refresh and you will be presented with the status of the backup as it is being created.

Once the backup is complete, it will appear in the Backup History table below along with a link to download the file. If you chose "Save to file" it is critical at this stage that you right click on the download link and save the backup file to a secure location.

 

 

 

 

 

Backup History

To review your backup history scroll down to the Recent Backup History section

The table lists the results of the most recent backup for each type. If the time is blue it means your TimeIPS server still has the associated backup file which you can choose to right click and download.

 

 

To view your full backup history click on the View Full Backup History link or the Backup History  icon at the top of the page.

 

To Clear your full backup history click on the Clear History icon at the top of the Backup History page.

 

 

 

 

Restoring From A Backup

To restore from backup with the backup file follow directions in Restore From Local Backup.

To restore from a TimeIPS Off-site backup follow directions in Restoring an Off-site Backup.



See Also:
Restoring From An Off-site Backup (1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)
Restore A Backup (2.1)
TimeIPS Services, Including TimeIPS Offsite Backup Account (1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5)

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