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The Importance of Database Backups

Title: The Importance of Database Backups
Submitted by: Rapattoni Magic Software Support
Issue: Why is it important to back up my Rapattoni Magic database?

In the modern age of technology, the threat of Internet viruses, data corruption and hardware crashes is well known. The importance of consistently and thoroughly backing up your data cannot be stressed enough. Hardware can always be replaced; the years of information tracked about your members cannot.

In addition to implementing anti-virus and firewall protection, make sure that your association can answer "yes" to all of the following questions:

  • Have you established a method of backing up data?
  • Do you consistently back up your data on a regular schedule?
  • Is your backed up database stored offsite in a fireproof container?
  • If an unexpected disaster happened today, would your association be ready?

Answering "no" to any of these questions leaves your data vulnerable and may threaten your association's ability to perform its duties in times of disaster.

Please refer to the chapter titled "System Maintenance" in your Rapattoni Magic Software Administrator Manual for recommended backup procedures, or contact Rapattoni Software Support for more information.