Automatic Scheduled Backups

Automatic Scheduled Backups

In Virtual TimeClock Pro and Network editions you have the built-in ability to easily create an automatic data backup schedule.  

  • For general information on backing up Virtual TimeClock, see the Overview of Backups article. 
  • See our Manual Backups article for Basic Edition or if you need an immediate backup when moving your time clock.
  • Important Note: DO NOT save backups to the same computer as your TimeClock data. Damage or loss of the computer will cause you to lose your data and backups

Creating a Backup Schedule
To create an automatic data backup schedule within Virtual TimeClock:

Virtual TimeClock Pro
  1. Select Turn Administration On from the File menu.
  2. Select Backup Schedule from the Configure menu.
  3. Click Choose to set the backup folder location.
  4. Set the desired backup schedule frequency.
  5. Determine how many backups you want to keep.
  6. Select Apply when you’re satisfied with your scheduled settings.
  7. Click the Run Scheduled Backup button to test your backup settings.
 
Virtual TimeClock Backup
 
  • Important: Periodically check your backups! See the Verifying Schedule Backups article to ensure that your backups are running as expected.
  • Important: If you move your TimeClock database to another computer then you need to reset the backup schedule.
 
Virtual TimeClock Network
  1. Launch the Virtual TimeClock Server Manager program.
  2. Select the Backup icon in the toolbar.
  3. Click Choose to set the backup folder location.  
  4. Set your desired backup frequency.
  5. Determine how many backups you want to keep.
  6. Select Save when you’re satisfied with your scheduled backup settings. 
  
Virtual TimeClock Network Backup