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END OF DAY BACK UP

XENIX & UNIX SYSTEMS

NOTE: If you have encountered any problems with your system, do not run a Back Up. Notify your V/BOSS dealer for assistance

A. DAILY BACKUP TO TAPE

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU BACK UP THE SYSTEM EVERY DAY! Because the possibility of loss of data due to power failure, system failure, fire, or theft does exist, having backup copies is a NECESSITY in order to minimize or eliminate the loss. If you have a recent backup copy, you should be able to restore your files in a matter of minutes as opposed to re-keying large amounts of data.

We suggest you have one tape for each day of the week that you are open for business. Label each tape with a different day of the week and rotate them in this way. This extends the life of the tapes and more importantly, protects you in the event that a problem is not discovered for several days. It is a good idea to take home the current backup each night, in case of fire or theft. We also recommend that you make 1 backup each month that you will archive (store & not use anymore).

NOTE: Ctar users should follow separate directions for Ctar backups

PLEASE INSURE THAT EVERYONE HAS LOGGED OFF THE SYSTEM EXCEPT FOR ROOT BEFORE STARTING BACKUP

Exit V/BOSS on all terminals, each screen should be left at the SCOSySv!login. Also exit from Word Processors and/or any other software that may have been brought UP on your system.

You must run the backup from the Main Monitor. Go to the Root menu by holding down <Alt> and pressing <Fl>. Press [B]. You will be prompted to place the tape in the tape drive. After you have done so, type [Y] to continue. You will be asked if you wish to Verify the backup. This is not necessary on a daily basis, but we recommend answering [Y], everyday for 1 week each month.

If you have not stopped the program on all work stations the system will display the users that must be logged off. Remember the only user logged on should be root. If this message displays, press <Enter> until you are back to the Root menu. Log off all users and start over.

The backup will run when all users are logged off properly. When finished you are prompted: "Daily Backup is now complete. Press enter to continue." Press <Enter> to restore the root menu. See also the V/BOSS QUICK REFERENCE.

NOTE: If you receive a write protection message, the tape will not allow any information to be put on it. The tape has a "safe" position similar to a write protect tab on a diskette. To change this position, insert a paper clip in the slotted plastic cam (upper left-hand corner of tape cartridge) and move the pointer away from the "safe" position.

Under ordinary circumstances it is NOT necessary to power the system off at night. You may just set the screen saver by typing [!]<Enter> at the root menu or turn the brightness and contrast dials on the monitor down. If you find that it is necessary to power the system off for any reason, BE SURE to use the following instructions.

B. POWERING OFF THE SYSTEM

You must exit from all programs on your system, as above, as if you were going to do a backup. From the Main Monitor go to the root menu by pressing <Alt><Fl>. At the Root menu type [S] then [H]. At the bottom of the screen you will be prompted "You are about to shutdown the system!!! All stations will terminate. Do you wish to continue? (Y/N) N" Type [Y] if you are sure. After typing [Y] you will see:

You may now power off the system and all peripherals without risking any damage to the hardware. To power the system back on see LOGGING ON in this guide or page 1 of the V/BOSS QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE.

DOS & NETWORKED SYSTEMS

NOTE: If you have encountered any problems with your system, do not run a Back Up. Notify your V/BOSS dealer for assistance.

A. DAILY BACKUP

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU BACK UP THE SYSTEM EVERY DAY! Because the possibility of loss of data due to power failure, system failure, fire, or theft does exist, having backup copies is a NECESSITY in order to minimize or eliminate the loss. If you have a recent backup copy, you should be able to restore your files in a matter of minutes as opposed to re-keying a lot of data.

We recommend backing up the \vboss directory and all it's subdirectories as well as the vboss.bat file, or other vboss related files in your root directory (C:\).

B. Logging out of V/BOSS

V/BOSS will not change the date properly if you do not exit from it before midnight. There are 2 places from which you may properly exit from V/BOSS.

  1. From the Main Selection Menu, type [X] for Exit V/BOSS then [Y] when asked if you are sure.
  2. From the User Registration Screen, press <Esc> to Exit V/BOSS then [Y] when asked if you are sure.


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