The Backup/Restore Menu


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The following are the menu options on this menu for all versions of DONATION except for the Web Network Version:


Backup DatabaseCopy a backed-up version of your database, which contains all of your current data, to a USB memory key, writeable CD, diskette, or a subdirectory on your hard drive.


Restore DatabaseBring back a backed-up database from a USB memory key, CD, diskette or subdirectory on your hard drive etc., overwriting (i.e. completely replacing) your current database.


Email BackupEmail a compressed and encrypted backup of your database to any desired email address. (Not available in the Lite version of the program.)


Restore Emailed Backup After receiving an emailed backup, and saving the attachment to your hard drive, use this menu option to restore it, overwriting your current database. (Not available in the Lite version of the program.)


Restore Internet Backup Allows you to restore an Internet backup, stored on the Software4Nonprofits Internet backup storage area.


Restore Old Database (DONATION3.DB)  Allows you to restore a database file from older versions of DONATION (version 2.70b or earlier, from 2007 or earlier), then have that file converted to the new database format. This menu option has been removed from the current program, because almost no users should still need it. Click on the link in the first sentence of this point for more details.

Restore Non-Backup Database  Allows you to restore an actual copy of the database file (for example DONATION4.DB), if you don't have an up-to-date backup file. That's as opposed to the more common option of restoring a backup file (DONATION4.DB.GBK, DONATION-YYYY-MM-DD.DB.GBK, or DONATION-YYYY-MM-DD.HH.MM.SS.DB.GBK, where YYYY-MM-DD represents the date the backup was made and HH.MM.SS represents the time)


Backup Frequency and OptionsThis window allows you to set the frequency at which you are reminded to backup your database, and determine how many older backups are stored in your backup location. The reminder frequency defaults to Weekly, and the reminders occur just as you are exiting the program. This window also allows you to set up for Internet Backups.



The following are the menu options on this menu for the Web Network Version:


Backup DatabaseJust gives you a message explaining that we do automatic backups for you with the Web Network Version, so you do not have to worry about them!


Request Restore of Web DatabaseAllows you to request a restore of an automatic backup that we make for you with the Web Network Version.