Tip #1308 – The Importance of Creating a Restore Point

The dynaMACS Restore Point feature allows you to take a “snapshot” of your dynaMACS database that can be saved and used as a “backup” should you need to revert to a prior point in time.It is highly recommended that you create a Restore Point on a regular basis such as at the beginning of each day and also prior to performing any system utilities and transactions such as those listed below:

  • Posting Sessions – eSi, Sales Entry, Commission Reconciliation
  • Customer Global Updates
  • File Transfer/Combine
  • Performing any process in which you are unsure of the effect that it will have on your overall database.

Creating a Restore Point

Warning 1

  1. From the main dynaMACS screen select File>Create Restore PointMain Menu - Create Restore Pt
  2. In the Create Restore Point dialog box enter Description for your restore point i.e Posting Mfr LJM.
  3. Select the Proceed button.Create Restore Point - Proceed
  4. While the Create Restore Point is processing the dialog box will display the status as seen below. When the Create Restore Point is complete the dynaMACS main screen is displayed.Create Restore Point - Processing

Reverting to a Restore Point

  1. From the main dynaMACS screen select File>Revert to Restore PointMain Menu - Revert to Restore Pt
    Warning 2
  2. From the Revert to dynaMACS Restore Point dialog box select the desired restore point file.
  3. Choose the Select button.Select Restore Pt
  4. Select the Proceed button in the Revert to Restore Point dialog box to continue.Restore Snapshot - Proceed
  5. While the Revert to Restore Point is processing the dialog box will display the status as seen below. When the Revert to Restore Point is complete the dynaMACS main screen is displayed. Restore Snapshot - Process
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