Fixed Peachtree/Sage 50 Data Files Corruption and Backup Issue

Sage Data Corruption and Backups

Sage 50 is great software for accounting tasks, especially for small and medium size industries. It’s easy to learn and work on. However, irrespective of the fact that this software is a great way to make accounting work easy, data corruption is a big issue for any software and taking data backup is a wise thing to do to avoid hassles later. Furthermore, there is no need to panic! Even if you face data corruption issues, you can get in touch with Accounting Advice by calling on their toll free number 1800-961-4623. You will be glad by the fast resolutions for any sage related problems by the expert team. Let’s discuss about the Sage Data Corruption issues and backup plans to understand it in detail.

About Data File Corruption

If there is some kind of error in the main database which stores all the core financial data then definitely data corruption can be a big issue! Corrupt data also can’t be further used as it is unreliable. Moreover, Sage can’t even decipher this data which can lead to big mistakes like wrong totaling etc. Faulty figures can make your work more tedious. Wrong calculations during year-end can spoil the hard work of the whole year and tarnish your work image too.

How to Check if Data is Corrupt?

Strange occurrences in the software can tell you if there is any problem like forced closures, incorrect information, or the software simply crashing down.

The best way to know if there is any data corruption is to run the Sage 50 ‘Check Data’ routine.

There can be many reasons because of which data corruption occurs like electricity fluctuation or power cuts, virus, sudden crashing of the software or third party software creating issues, locked computer, network or hardware issue if data transmission is disturbed mid-way, etc. Also, if you are re-storing from damaged files, it can lead to more problems.

There is an option in Sage by the name ‘Check Data option’ which checks the  validity of your data documents. It is mandatory to run this if you are in the process of backing up files. But, please note, if there are already errors in the files you are backing up then the whole backup process will go waste. The procedure is quite simple to run Check Data option. Open Maintenance in File menu. Click on ‘Check Data’.

Files will be checked and progress displayed on the screen. Therefore, if there are no issues, then the Maintenance window displays it. Click OK. However, if there are problems with the data, the ‘File Maintenance Problems Report’ appears. The errors have to be fixed before you can continue. If the issue still prevails, highly trained professionals at Accounting Advice can guide you.

Importance of Backup

Just taking backup is not enough, the medium of backup is important too. Whether you are using memory sticks or your own server, or the data getting backed up automatically on cloud, these will not verify or check your data for errors. Extra Sage backups with the help of Sage 50 program is possible and should be done. It will enable you to check and backup data simultaneously. In case of further doubts while doing it, contact Accounting Advice.

What is Accounting Advice?

The Accounting Advice is the Sage 50 customer support team for the people using Sage for accounting needs. It is a team of highly trained people who can guide you step by step in case of any kind of errors or problems. It is at your service 24*7. You can call on their toll free number 1800-961-4623 to reach them.

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