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Title:Backup? I don't need no stinking Backup!
Are you backing up before you perform certain key tasks such as year end close, check links, or reconciling (Inventory, AR, AP, not Bank Reconciliation)?????

If not, you are playing with fire.

To be "fire-free" you have 2 options:
1-Perform these tasks first thing in the morning, then the previous nights backup will suffice.
2-Walk to the physical server, log in as "sa" (or have IT do this) and click File-Backup. This is an easy way to backup both the Dynamics database and your company databases. Of course if IT does this, they may perfer to backup using SQL Server, which is GREAT!

Now, protect yourself further. Ask your IT department or your MSVAR (Microsoft Value Added Reseller) to show you the backup plan and perform a test restore, and do this on a regular bases (once a month or once a quarter.)

I like to have an additional company called "TEST" and I perform restores on this database. This has dual purposes, you test your backup and you have a database of your real data that you can play with, and train on without affecting your live data.

And finally, the question I get asked all the time...

Q: How often do I have to backup?

A: How much data are you willing to lose?
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