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Chunts123's avatar
Contributing User
2 years ago

Backups and receipts

Hi, A quick query about backups. Do all receipts attached to payments get backed up also, as I am restoring to a past file to check something then restoring back to my current file. Thanks in advance...
  • gavin12345's avatar
    2 years ago

    Hi Chunts123 


    This is correct. Backing up the online file is identical to backing up a local file. And every MYOB file is just a file like any other computer file, whether it is stored locally or online. You can copy it, back it up, delete it etc.


    So if you backup the online file and restore that locally, you can open it, generate reports etc. I recommend when restoring the file you give it a different file name to avoid any mix up, such as restored_company_file.myox.


    Any changes you make to the restored file will not affect the current online file, and you can delete it when you are done.


    The only time the online file would be affected is if you made changes to the restored file, created a new backup of this modified file (backup 2) and then restored backup 2 online - this would replace your current online file with backup 2. This is the process users follow when they take their file offline in order to update it, for example get it repaired, purged or to do a large import.


    Hope this clarifies,