World Backup Day 2017Today marks the annual World Backup Day, an event designed to raise awareness of the importance of keeping your critical files and data regularly backed-up.

We strongly believe in the importance of regularly backing-up data you can’t afford to loose. With that in mind, we built in a number of backup features to our world class web-based room booking and resource scheduling software, MIDAS.

In the background, MIDAS makes a complete and automated backup of its own database and settings upon the first successful login each and every day. These compressed database backups are then stored on the server where your MIDAS resides. Typically, compressed backups are each less than 1MB in size. They’re then stored on the server for a period of time you specify, typically up to 30 days.

To further protect your data, these automated daily backups can optionally also be emailed to a specified email address each day. This allows you to retain your own “off-site” copy of your database too!

In addition to the automated backups that MIDAS makes, our scheduling software also provides the ability to manually generate instant backups at any time. This can be achieved via a simple one-click “Backup Now” button. You’ll find this button via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Database → Backup Now.

Database backups (whether generated manually or automatically) can be easily and readily restored at any time. You can choose to restore either partially or in full via a simple user interface. This can be found via MIDAS Admin Options → Manage MIDAS → Database → Restore. So, should you ever wish to “roll back” your MIDAS system to an earlier point in time, or if you suffer a massive server failure and loose data, you can quickly get your MIDAS system back up and running!

Backup and Restore in MIDAS
Easily Backup and Restore Data with MIDAS software

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For our cloud hosted customers we also take complete database backups daily. These backups are then stored off-site at two separate locations for a period of six months.

Even More Backup Options

What’s more, we also offer an optional “Emergency Access” addon to our hosted customers. This optional addon allows cloud-hosted customers to access a “real-time” backup of their MIDAS system in event that they’re ever unable to access their primary MIDAS system. These backups run on different servers, in different data centers, via different ISPs to our Primary Servers.

So, as you can see from all the above features and procedures we’ve built into our software, that we take data backups very seriously! We make it easy to ensure your important MIDAS data can easily be backed up and restored with minimal fuss!

But on World Backup Day today, whilst your MIDAS data is taken care of, why not take a moment to backup your own important personal files? Your family photos, home videos, documents and emails are important! Could you stand loosing them? Whilst it may seem tedious and time consuming, you’ll be glad you did should anything ever happen to the originals!