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This topic explains:

  • how to backup library data
  • where backup files are stored
  • how to move library to a new computer

It is recommended that you back up your data on a regular basis e.g. once a week or once a month.

You should especially do a backup after entering new records, adding new report or label definitions, changing application options, moving library database and application settings to a new computer.

When you use Backup function all essential data files for the currently selected database are compressed and stored in a selected backup folder.

If you have more than one library database you have to Load each database and then back it up.

run library backup procedure

On the Backup tab click Backup Database.

Backup application is executed. This Window opens and closes automatically.

The backup log window opens automatically. Click Close to finish.

You can review if two backup files are created in the backup folder (C:/handy_lib/backup/):
db_20171205.fdb (library data files)
db_20171205.zip (library setup files)

Additionally you can copy or move your library backup files to an external hard drive (hard disk, DVD, CD, or USB memory card).

To move handy library databases and all setup files to a new computer:

  • Run Backup Database on an old computer.
  • Move two files to the corresponding backup folder on a new computer.
  • Run Restore Database and Restore Data Folder.


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