You can easily restore Sage 50 company file backups from the software directly. If you have a backup file with you, then you can use the restore function to get all the data from a previous date back into your accounting software.
You can even use this feature to migrate to a different system or server. Sage 50 is configured to work with a specific version of Windows. As a result, a misconfiguration of Sage 50’s scheduled backups can result in automatic backups failing.
In this article, you’ll learn more about restoring sage 50 company file backup.
Note: Before you start the restore process, you should create a second copy of the backup file. If anything goes wrong during the restore process, at least you’ll retain access to your accounting data.
To restore a backup company file in Sage 50, you should follow the steps provided below:
- Click on File from the main menu.
- Select Restore.
- Click on Browse and select the backup of the company file.
- Select Open, then Next.
- Select one of the two options provided:
- Overwrite existing company data or An existing Company
- Create a new company using the restored data or A New Company
- Click on Next
- Click on the options on the basis of your preferences:
- Customized forms
- Company Data
- Business Intelligence Reports or Intelligence Reporting Reports
- Click on Next.
- After you’ve verified that all data has been restored, you can click on Finish.
You can open and work with the accounting data once the restore process finishes.
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Note: If you choose to override the company file data, then all the data you recorded after the backup was created will be lost forever. You won’t be able to recover that data. So, create a copy of that data and enter it manually later.
Note: To change the name of the company, you can go to the Maintain menu, and select Company information.
When restoring data to a newer edition of Sage 50, you’ll have to convert the data or upgrade the company file. To do so, you can follow the steps provided below:
- Go to Sage 50.
- Click on the File menu, then Open Company.
- Click on the Company file that you want to open.
- Click on the conversion wizard.
- When the Introduction page appears, click on next.
- Click on Next to open the company file.
- Click on Next and Sage 50 will automatically create a backup of your company file.
- The conversion process will start. Once it’s over, click on Finish.
You need to upgrade the company file because the newer version of Sage 50 uses a different file structure. Although upgrading a company file is quite easy, it is impossible to downgrade it. So we recommend that you save the backup created by Sage 50 before importing the accounting data into the new version.
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If you want to create a backup in Sage 50, you can follow the steps provided below:
- Log into the Company File that you want to create a backup of.
- Go to the File menu and select Backup.
- In the Sage 50 Backup Window, enter the name of the file
- Select the location on your hard drive where the backup should be saved.
- Click on Ok.
Sage 50 will initiate the process of backup creation. Once the backup is created, you’ll find the backup file in the desired location. You can transfer this backup file to a different system or use it to share your data with others.
Creating and restoring backup in Sage 50 is a very simple process. You can use the steps provided below to import all the data from a backup file into your current company file or to create a new company file with the data from the backup file. The time taken to import all the data depends upon the size of the backup file. However, it won’t take that long.
Q1. How long does it take to restore a backup file?
A. It doesn’t take a long time to restore the backup file. Once you’ve gone through the steps, Sage 50 will hardly take minutes to import all the data.
Q2. Will my settings be restored upon restoring the company file?
A. No, they won’t. You’ll have to reset your settings once again in Sage 50. The backup file only contains the accounting data so that it won’t be too heavy of a file.
Q3. How long does it take to create a backup file in Sage 50?
A. It doesn’t take long to create a backup file in Sage 50. The process only continues for about a minute and then stops.