Backing up league databases

The season is nearly over and all your hard work is nearly complete. Imagine now your PC gets a virus and you lose everything. No problem just let RedsealSW know and after you have restored your PC, or bought a new one, the UniversalLeagueManager software can be reloaded. As for the database(s), one for each league, just restore (copy) them back from your backup. No problem. Oh, wait, you did not take backups of all your hard work. Read on....

There are a few ways you should consider enabling backups to be taken.

1) Back up the database using the in-built backup form. This allows backups to be taken every time you run the software, or every 10 times. And other frequencies too. This will normally take a copy of the current database and put it in a predefined backup folder. If you are really clever you can make the backup folder an external hard drive or even a USB stick.

2) Manually take a copy of your databases every now and then. Copy just the database, not web files, to a USB stick or external hard drive. If you adopt this approach, then be disciplined.

3) For those that generate and upload to a website select the 'Upload database' option (in the Upload Manager). Then every time you upload, a copy of the most current database is always made and uploaded. It is stored on the web where your website is.