Home » Listing Details
Top Websites
  1. Dynamics GP Help
    Over 6500 resources listed.
  2. Mark Polino's DynamicAccounting.net
    Over 5100 resources listed.
  3. Rose Business Solutions Blog New
    Over 2200 resources listed.
  4. Developing for Dynamics GP - By David Musgrave and the MS GP Dev Support Team
    Over 1100 resources listed.
  5. Mariano Gomez at The Dynamics GP Blogster
    Over 1000 resources listed.
  6. Microsoft Dynamics Partner Community Blog
    Over 900 resources listed.
  7. Christina Phillips, Steve Endow & Lorren Zemke at Dynamics GP Land
    Over 700 resources listed.
  8. Mohammad Daoud's Dynamics GP Blog
    Over 600 resources listed.
  9. Vaidy Mohan at Dynamics GP - Learn & Discuss
    Over 500 resources listed.
  10. Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Official Blog
    Over 500 resources listed.
  11. eOne Business Solutions Blog
    Over 400 resources listed.
  12. About Dynamics, Development and Life
    Over 300 resources listed.
  13. Frank Hamelly at GP2theMax
    Over 300 resources listed.
  14. Dynamics CPM
    Over 300 resources listed.
  15. BKD Dynamics GP Insights Blog
    Over 200 resources listed.
  16. Leslie Vail at Dynamics Confessor Blogspot
    Over 200 resources listed.
  17. Victoria Yudin's Dynamics GP Website
    Over 200 resources listed.
    Victoria Yudin
  18. Janakiram M.P. at DynamicsBlogger
    Over 100 resources listed.
  19. VS Tools Forum
    Over 100 resources listed.
    Your Resource for Visual Studio Tools for Dynamics GP
  20. Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP Official Blog
    Over 100 resources listed.
  21. US Dynamics GP Field Team Blog
    Over 100 resources listed.
  22. Catherine Eibner MBS Developer Evangelist
    Over 100 resources listed.
  23. Sivakumar Venkataraman at Interesting Findings & Knowledge Sharing
    Over 100 resources listed.
  24. Dynamics Small Business
    Over 100 resources listed.
  25. Belinda, The GP CSI
    Over 100 resources listed.

Title:Backup, Backup, Backup your Dynamics GP System
Description:I've been a lazy blogger the past month or so. Seems like my writers block coincided with our move to our new blogging location on RoseBizInc.com so hopefully this entry will get me back in the spirit. If I fail miserably to excite, inspire, inform or educate anyone who reads these blogs please don't tell me so. I'd rather live in a spirit of happy ignorance than to really hear your true opinion.

Had an interesting happening a few weeks ago. Had a client that has project accounting, purchasing etc. We were seeing some rather interesting results in the POP module so we ran check links on the purchasing transaction table. No problem. We then ran it on the purchasing historical transaction table and let it run during the night. Looked at it in the morning and noticed a check links report that had 4500 pages of removed historical transactions. Yikes. If you don't know GP:

1. Why are you reading this blog

2. That is not a good thing

3. Check links is sometimes refered to as "Break Links". It's a tool used to verify data in the tables and will either say it's all good, add back in info that's missing, or remove data not needed.

So no sweat, lets restore to last nights backup. System guys says, cool, I'll let you know when it's restored. Now in this situation what would be the worst possible thing that you could hear when you pick up a call from the systems guy. In my case it was "uh, we got a problem." Turns out they have been doing backups to the same tape drive for the last month. Each night it wrote over the previous nights backup. And when they went to restore the backup some how they managed to delete their one and only backup for the last month and a half. Turns out the guy responsible for backups was in Costa Rica on vacation for another week so.... It's funny now that I look back on it.

There's more to the story but I'll leave this post with a moral:

When in doubt (or even if you are not), BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP your Dynamics GP system. Here is an older post I did about backing up GP in case you want to make sure you are backing up all aspects of your GP system.
Category:SUPPORT (TECHNICAL): Backups
Link Owner:
Date Added:June 17, 2010 02:08:34 AM
Number Hits:14
RatingsAverage rating: (0 votes)

No Reviews Yet.