World Backup Day and your Free Purchase Order Software

We’re not sure if World Backup Day is really a thing but any excuse to remind you to protect your work in the free version of SpendMap is a good thing.

Remember, unlike the On-Demand/SaaS version of SpendMap, when using the free Windows/desktop application, your database is installed on your own computer, so we’re not backing it up for you.

For details, please see “Backup and Restore Procedures” in the Getting Started Documentation that comes with the software.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

4 comments

  1. I do backup the system and I am getting a message that the system was not backed up for a long time. With Microsoft backup, I do not know how to reset the appropriate bit to indicate that the backup was done.

    Chaim…

    *From:* The Free-Procurement Project [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Thursday, March 31, 2016 4:14 PM *To:* cmishory@gocomax.com *Subject:* [New post] World Backup Day and your Free Purchase Order Software

    free-procurement posted: “We’re not sure if World Backup Day is really a thing but any excuse to remind you to protect your work in the free version of SpendMap is a good thing. Remember, unlike the On-Demand/SaaS version of SpendMap, when using the free Windows/desktop applica”

    1. Hi Chaim. If you’re still seeing the message when you log into SpendMap, the backup software must not be resetting the archive bit for each file as they are being backed up. Resetting the archive bit tells SpendMap that the files were successfully backed up. There should be an option in your backup software to reset the archive bit.

      If for some reason you can’t reset the archive bit, you can disable the message permanently (not recommended, as the purpose of that message when you log in is to inform you that the backup was not successful, which is important to know). You can permanently disable the message by creating a plain text file in the root folder of your SpendMap system called “NO_BACKUP_WARNING.SYS” (without the quotes). The contents of the file are irrelevant – the file just needs to exist in order to suppress the warning message

      1. Hi Jamon. Yes, it works in the Free Version. In fact, this entire Blog is dedicated to our Free Version.
        Thanks for posting your comment and for giving the Free Version of SpendMap a try!

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