Creating data backups and having a data recovery plan are important pieces of your disaster plan and business continuity. With an effective data recovery plan and frequent backups stored on and off site, you can quickly restore your data if a disaster strikes.

To get started, meet with your organization's leaders and create a backup plan that answers the following questions:

Finally, designate someone to coordinate and keep records on your backups. You should keep your backup plan in writing with your organization's disaster planning procedure documentation.

If you use ACS OnDemand, your backups are automatically made each night and stored on the OnDemand server. However, you should perform a manual backup prior to special procedures such as year-end closing, attendance promotion, or merging people records.

Installing ACS Backup Restore
Configuring ACS Backup Restore
Creating and Storing ACS Backups
Restoring a Backup
What Should I Back Up?
Strategies for Successful Backups
Storing Data Backups