crislapi wrote:CUBS automatically backs up when you log off. It just does it quietly in the background instead of prompting you.slh531977 wrote:i just realized today that I never did the Backup of finance data yesterday. In the old world, we always got a prompt that "finance data has changed, please backup"). There was never a prompt to remind me. Is this a bug in CUBS or are we just supposed to remember all the time, or is it not as necessary anymore?
crislapi wrote:I may have to redact this. I know in the test session Alan_Brown and I (among others) attended, backing up was automated. Alan_Brown specifically asked and that's the answer he was given.
However, despite having been on my MLS the last 4 days now and doing significant work on the finances, I cannot find a backup anywhere (no new files were created with the extension *.bak anywhere on my computer, and the backup folder does not contain anything after the 17th). I'd be curious to hear others observations.
lajackson wrote:MLS has always made a backup each time a user exits. They are not .bak files, but they are available to the Assistant Stake Clerk for Technology when needed.
This does not preclude the fact that a unit ought to make a backup file of MLS (the .bak kind) each day MLS is changed. A backup of MLS will backup both the membership and the financial data, so a separate "financial" backup is neither possible nor necessary.
Most of our units find that one of the best times to make a backup is after the deposit is prepared and the Send/Receive is complete.
From what I've been told, backing up is an MLS feature and not something the CUBS team programmed/changed. That being said, backups as we know them must currently be done manually. Forced backups should be returning "soon".