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Article #198 USB System Backups in Windows XP Mode

Solid Route Accounting – Enterprise Edition is one of the most valuable assets a business owner has, mostly because of the invaluable information it contains. Customer, Inventory, and Sales information is all kept securely within this business class software, ready for use whenever it’s needed. Every record and transaction entered into Enterprise Edition is an investment in the company’s value, and the best way to protect that investment is through regular daily and weekly system backups.

For companies that have Solid Route Accounting – Enterprise Edition installed on a 64 bit Operating System (O/S), the main software component of Solid Business Central which is used to create the system backups is run from within the Windows XP Mode virtual machine. Because of this, there’s an extra step of allowing the Windows XP Mode to have direct access to the USB flash drive. To do this, please follow the steps below:

  1. Plug the USB flash drive into the office PC.
  2. From within Windows XP Mode, there’s an option along the top of the window called simply ‘USB’. Click on this option to display a list of all USB storage devices connected to the office computer. From within this list, select the desired USB flash drive, which should have a status of ‘Shared’ to the right of the name.
  3. If a notice shows asking to ‘Attach a shared USB device?’, answer [Yes] to continue.
  4. Now, still within Windows XP Mode, navigate to [START / My Computer] where the USB flash drive should now be listed in the ‘Devices with Removable Storage’ section, and it will have a letter drive associated with it, such as ‘(K:)’.

The USB flash drive is now ready to use.

To set which flash drive to use in Solid Business Central:

  1. Get the USB flash drive letter from Step 4 in the previous section, and then navigate in Solid Business Central to do a backup. The first backup screen arrived at allows some settings to be adjusted. Ensure that:
    1. Backup Disk Type’ is set to ‘iomega 100/220
    2. Backup Destination’ is set to the USB flash drive’s letter (which was ‘K’ in the example above).
  2. When ready, use [CTRL+END] to continue with the backup.

Last modified on Friday, 16 February 2018 11:14

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  • Software Components: Solid Business Central
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