PCCharge Express Manual 1st Edition
Backing Up Your PCCharge Files
1.
Click Utilities on the PCCharge menu bar. Click Repair Database. Depending on the
size of your database, it may take a few minutes for PCCharge to complete this
procedure. Click OK when you see the message "Process Complete".
2.
Click Utilities on the PCCharge menu bar. Click Compact Database. Depending on
the size of your database, it may take a few minutes for PCCharge to complete this
procedure. Click OK when you see the message "Process Complete".
3.
Click Utilities on the PCCharge menu bar. Click Backup/Restore Files. A window
titled Backup/Restore will appear.
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The option labeled Span Disks (in the Back Up Options section) allows you to
use multiple disks (for example, if you'll be using floppy disks for back up). Check
this option if you think your restoration information will take up more than one
disk.
4.
If you check the option labeled Span Disks, the
option Erase Disks Before Writing becomes accessible (and is
checked by default). If this option is checked, any removable disk you
insert to use as backup media will be completely erased prior to the
back up process. This does not apply to hard disks.
Click the BackUp button. A window titled Back Up Data Files to… will appear.
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5.
WARNING:
Note: The PCCharge backup function defaults to saving the information
to floppy disk(s). Make sure the disk(s) you use do not contain important
information or are already formatted. If you are back up your information to
removable media (floppy disks, Zip disks, etc.), PCCharge WILL ERASE
the contents of the volume(s). If you are backing up to a hard drive,
PCCharge WILL NOT ERASE the contents of the selected volume.
Browse to the location of the backup media you wish to use. Click the Open button to
initiate the backup process. PCCharge will begin to pack your restoration information
into a file named BACKUPID.ZIP (by default). You may be prompted to insert
additional disks to contain any data that will not fit on the previous volume. Once the
backup process has completed, store your restoration information in a safe place.
Restoring PCCharge Backup Files
1.
Click Utilities on the PCCharge menu bar. Click Backup/Restore Files. A window
titled Backup/Restore will appear.
2.
The option labeled Span Disks (in the Restore Options section) allows you to
retrieve your restoration information from multiple disks (if the data was originally
“spanned” across multiple disks). Most users should leave this option checked.
3.
If you uncheck the option labeled Prompt to Overwrite Files, PCCharge will
overwrite any files in your PCCharge directory with whatever is contained within your
restoration information.
4.
Click the Restore button. A window titled Restore Data Files from… will appear.
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5.
Browse to the location of the backup file you wish to use (named BACKUP.ZIP by
default). Click the Open button to initiate the restoration process. PCCharge will begin
to unpack your restoration information into the PCCharge installation directory. You
may be prompted to insert additional disks (if the original backup spanned several
disks). Once the restoration process has completed, shut down and restart PCCharge.
You may now proceed with processing transactions.
Transferring PCCharge to a Different Computer
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Note:
This procedure will not allow you to use PCCharge on two different
computers. This procedure only allows you to transfer your installation of
PCCharge from one computer to a different one.
1.
Start your copy of PCCharge on the "old" computer.
2.
The person who normally settles/closes batches should complete this step.
Settle or close any batches you may have that are open. To do so, click Transactions
on the PCCharge menu bar (near the top of the PCCharge main screen). Click Endof-Day. Proceed with normal batch settle/close steps. You must settle/close ALL open
batches for ALL accounts before transferring--otherwise, data may be lost and money
may not be transferred to your account(s).
If your account is host-based and set to "auto close", it is recommended that you
transfer PCCharge after the auto close has taken place and before any new
transactions are processed.
3.
Review the section System Requirements to make sure that the "new" computer
meets those requirements (see page 14).
4.
Install PCCharge on the "new" computer. Follow the standard installation procedure
as described in the section Installation (see page 21). You do not need to start, set
up, or configure PCCharge at this time.
5.
Return to the "old" computer. Create a backup of your PCCharge files using the
procedure described in the sub-section Backing Up Your PCCharge Files (found
earlier in this Backup/Restore section). Make sure that whatever media you use to
back up your PCCharge files can be accessed by the "new" computer.
6.
Return to the "new" computer. Start PCCharge.
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Click No when asked if you have a configuration disk.
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Enter your PCCharge serial number.
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Click Cancel when the Configure Setup (or Preferences) window appears.
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Click OK when PCCharge warns that your credit card company is not set up.
7.
Restore your PCCharge files (from the "old" computer) using the procedure described
in the sub-section Restoring PCCharge Backup Files (found earlier in this
Backup/Restore section).
8.
You may now begin processing transactions using your "new" computer. We
recommend that you wait at least one month before uninstalling PCCharge from your
"old" computer, or that you back up your entire PCCharge directory from that
computer to removable archive media (CD-R, or some other comparably sized media).
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