Manual Backup built in to the program


This is also done if you quit the program by FILE -> EXIT. If you click the X in the upper right hand corner of the screen to EXIT then the manual backup is not done.

Automatic Backup built in to the program

Each installation has a setting for creating an automatic backup. This setting is found MAIN MENU -> PROGRAM & SURGEON SETUP -> ADVANCED tab

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Error Message

If you received the error message "Unable to create a database backup. Hard drive may be full.” then you should look at how the backup is configured on that workstation. If the database is being backed up elsewhere then you could completely disable the backup on this workstation. If you want to keep the backup then you should verify that you have read/wirite access to the specified backup folder and that there is enough free space on that drive. A good rule of thumb is that a hard drive should have at least 20% free space for problem free operation. If you don't have access or enough free space then you'll have to change the backup location to a drive that works.

Manual Backup

You can manually backup the database which contains all the data in your HICSOAP installation by

  1. Determine the database file.
  2. Close all instances of the program which are accessing the database file.
  3. Simply copy the database file. It's no different than copying a Word document. It's just a simple file.