Creating a backup is essential to in your Dynamics GP account and it is important to understand the right steps to do it. There are many reasons why you may wish to perform a backup. You may want to perform a backup prior to starting the year end process before backing up your year-end data is essential, you may be performing some month-end closing procedures, or you’re about to integrate a large amount of data into your GP database. If you do, it is critical that you ensure you have a good set of database backups to recover from if anything goes wrong! If you don’t have a nightly set of Database backups in place (which you should have), you will need to create a one-time backup of your database. Here are instructions on how to create backups of your database. There are three options to choose from.
There are a three methods that you can set in place in order to create a one-time set of backups depending on what you’re looking to secure.
**Note you will need to have the appropriate network permissions to connect your back-office SQL Server desktop
If you have a SQL Maintenance plan that performs a nightly backup of all your databases, you can run this at any time even if it is scheduled to run late at night