Wagemaster is designed to automatically back up your files when closed. This article shows how to check if your files have been backed up.
- Wagemaster must be shut down by clicking Close on the home page and then Yes when the Close Wage Easy message is prompted.
- You will be further asked to backup the file, you can choose to click Yes for manual backups for extra backups of your payroll file. These manual backups give you an easily identifiable restore point if you need to revert your payroll system.
- On closing Wagemaster, check the top right-hand side of your File Manager. There will be Verifying/Uploading/Processing button that will be displayed.
- Once the file has been uploaded to the cloud, the button will change to Backed Up in blue.
- Wagemaster will download the latest version stored on the cloud. Once it has finished downloading it will display Backed Up again. This process will happen in a few seconds, however, if your internet is slow this process may take longer.
- To be certain your file has uploaded; in File History your current file should display that, it was created a few seconds ago. Reopen your file to see if your changes have saved.
- Your file in File Manager needs to say Backed Up at all times. If your file shows Local under File Status as below and you have been working on it please contact Customer Support.
As your backups are being saved on the cloud with the File Manager, we suggest that you take a proactive approach to the data that you manage and backup your Wagemaster system manually:
- Before you make major changes or additions to your database.
- Before EFT production during the pay process.
- On conclusion of the pay run.
- At key stages during your end of year process.
These manual backups give you an easily identifiable restore point if you need to revert your
payroll system. Talk to your IT person about the best location to place these manual backups. Ideally, they would be saved to a different spot on the network than that of your live database. This ensures you against critical hardware failure. You can also choose to save these backups on a USB drive etc.
- Automatic Backups: You can configure WageEasy to trigger the offer of a backup:
On closing the system.
- Before EFT production.
You can also automate the naming of backup files to include a date or to precede the backup name
with ‘EFT’ to indicate the point in the pay process. From your home page in Wagemaster.
- Navigate to File > Backup/Restore > Settings.
- With these settings in place, when you choose Close to end your Wagemaster session, you are offered the backup option.
- Choosing Yes, triggers a dialogue like this where you select a backup location and perhaps change the offered backup file name. Note the offered date in reverse is tacked onto the end of the file name.
- If you make multiple backups on the same day, the new one with the same file name will overwrite the file saved earlier in the day so, enter a different file name to ensure unique backups are taken.