Make a backup: Sage50 Canada

This article describes how to create a backup in Sage 50 Canada. 

Before starting with the pre-conversion checklist., create a new backup. 

In case you are doing a backup before clean up - we advise you to give this backup the name PRE_CONVERSION.cab

In case you are doing a backup to upload to dataswitcher - we advise you to give this backup the name DS_CONVERSION.cab 

To create a new backup in Sage 50 Canada follow these steps:

*taken from Sage 50 Canada article:

  1. Open your data file.
  2. Make sure you are logged into the company you wish to backup. If you have Sage 50 Premium or Quantum be in single user mode under sysadmin.
  3. Click on File, Backup. You can also click on the Backup icon (looks like a file cabinet) from the toolbar on the top of the Home screen.
  4. In the 'Sage 50 - Backup' window, enter the file name. 
  5. Select the folder where you want to save the backup.
  6. Click OK to start the backup.


* Please DO NOT put the file location within the .SAJ folder as this is the folder that the software backs up.
* The last-used backup file path is saved and becomes the default for the next backup.
*Do not overwrite an existing backup unless you know for sure that is what you want to do.

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