Payroll Backup: Software to Schedule Payroll Backup Plan

Payroll Backup and Restore

Payroll backup and restore works with some payroll software solutions, using data created by these solution to take in a pre-defined payroll backup plan. Handy Backup works as payroll backup software for any solution, and the most convenient way to use it is a “Database” plug-in.

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Payroll Software Architectures


Payroll manager backup solutions must have an access to a particular payroll dataset, which the payroll program often keep in some database format. It is true for most payroll software, although some popular solutions such as Moneysoft and MYOB AccountRight, use the non-database files.

  • For non-database format, payroll data backup in Handy Backup operates via either the “Computer” plug-in or the “Network” plug-in, to access local or remote files and folders included in the payroll backup schedule.


Advantages of Using Handy Backup as Payroll Backup Software



Providing Payroll Automatic Backup

You can configure a particular payroll backup schedule to backup payroll data within an interval from months to minutes. Handy Backup will make all necessary operations automatically and then create a report about each particular task attempt or completion.

Payroll Automatic Backup
Payroll Backup Encryption and Compression

Securing Your Payroll Backup Plan

You can encrypt, compress and time-stamp your payroll backup copies. You can repeat a payroll backup missed when somewhat happened. You can use SFTP or FTPS protocols with SSL transfer encryption to secure data even more. You cannot only lose or compromise your payrolls!


Keeping Payroll Data Backup in Any Convenient Place

You can save your copy of payroll data in the native format provided by your payroll software (which means that you can also copy it or open it manually, too!) in any place on your local computer, or an FTP server, or a cloud account such as Amazon S3, Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive. Feel free to save!

Keep Payroll Data Backup in Any Convenient Storage


Other Capabilities of Handy Backup


  • Full, incremental, differential and mixed backup;
  • Detailed logs and reports about each task processed;
  • Power to “restore” backups to a new place, cloning or mirroring data;
  • Tools to run other programs before and after backup tasks, allowing utilizing payroll software;
  • A simple-to-use, comprehensible GUI.
Run Other Programs before and after Payroll Backup




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Example of Payroll Backup Manager: Saving QuickBooks Payroll Backup


In this section, we will show how to create a task for making payroll automatic backup via the “Database” plug-in for the QuickBooks payroll software application. For payroll manager backup with non-database architecture (such as saving BrightPay files), use the “Computer” plug-in instead.


Before Getting Started

To start creating a QuickBooks payroll backup with the “Database” plug-in, check firstly if an actual ODBC driver available for QuickBooks database. Download and install the current driver, and register it as a Windows data source. These operations are not specific to Handy Backup.

Data Sources shortcut in Administrative Tools



Wizard Sequence

  1. Open Handy Backup.
  2. Create a new task. You can use the button on the Management Panel, the menu or Ctrl+N keys.
  3. Choose a backup task on the Step 1.
  4. Select the “Database” plug-in from the “Database” group on the Step 2. Click “Add>>”.

Select the Database plug-in

  1. A new plug-in window will appear. Select the QuickBooks database type.

Select the QuickBooks database type

  1. Finally, check the “Payroll” database among the QuickBooks files appearing. Click OK.
  2. Continue creating a task as described in the User Manual. No other steps are specific for creating a payroll backup.

Caveat: Always back up databases as databases, not as simple files or folders, to avoid losing current transactions! Handy Backup saves snapshots of files in “hot” mode, ignoring any processes modifying the files during backup, and the “Database” plug-in saves actual transactions, too!


Backing up File-based Payroll Software


To save payroll files, use either the “Computer” plug-in or the “Network” plug-in on the Step 2. Other steps are the same as for the sequence described before.

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