It's a little boring to talk about... but it's not boring at all when something happens to your database records. It can happen in a moment... as I discovered when I accidentally dropped my external back-up drive last Friday. "No problem," I thought. "It was a short fall onto carpeting... and it's a well-built drive. Haven't I knocked it around a little before?"
My drive experienced the event differently. When I plugged it in (so as to access all of the photos that I use in my work) it made little grunting sounds and disappeared from the computer explorer memory. If you've been there yourself, you know what I did next... a series of restarts, re-plug-ins, and re-trys all gave me the same result. Yes, it was true, about 10 years worth of raw and edited photos were no longer accessible.
This story has a happy ending, the same ending I want for you and your important files. Everything was safely backed-up to the cloud. Reinstall went smoothly over the weekend... all 100 Gigs of it. Luckily when you need to reinstall FundRaiser, you are looking at much smaller file sizes and so a much shorter time. In fact, when we assist customers in reinstalling a backup, it usually takes less than an hour.
Making a quality back-up is easy to do on FundRaiser. Go to File->Create a Backup in your menu, then follow the directions. We recommend a weekly FundRaiser back-up if you only occasionally enter data - daily if you enter data often and/or heavily.