RentHQ Software Blog

New Feature - Zipped Backup and Attachments

Posted on December 29, 2011

The database backup routine has been extended in 2 ways.

First of all the database is now zipped up to make the file smaller.  Zipping the database itself significantly reduces the file size.  This makes downloading faster.

The second change is the ability to include the attachments in the zip file.  Attachments includes all attachments against a tenant or owner or property.  This could significantly increase the size of the backup file.  This option can be chosen each time you do a backup, so you may choose to include the attachments in some backups and not others.  When a database restore is done, only the database is restored, not the attachments.

Note - Backups done prior to the update can not be restored automatically.  We can manually restore a previous backup for you if required.