Abra Tips and Tricks: Backing up Data
Sage strongly recommends that a full external backup of the Sage Abra Suite DATA folder be performed nightly and that the backup is retained for at least three months.
This may be done by burning a copy of the Data folder to a CD or DVD, or by copying it to a tape drive.
Retention time periods vary on a case-by-case basis, but remember that in the event of a system failure these backups may be your only resource. If a backup of the currently installed version does not exist, it may be necessary to either re-register or uninstall and reinstall Sage Abra from the network to get to the correct version installed, as restored data must be in the same version as the installed application.