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#1 Amribor


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:59 PM



I have fallen into the default IT guy in my very small office of 6 people. I am not an IT person but have just enough knowledge to be dangerous! So my quustion is this:


We have two 64 bit machines that are both running Windows 7 Home Premium. We would like to network them and then use one to backup our Quickbook files every evening. Anyone that could walk me through this I would be very grateful. I have tried to network the two computers but whike I can see them both they don't seem to want to talk to each other.



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#2 CaveDweller2


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 01:31 AM

Amribor, have you shared anything on the computers? or even turned on sharing? I'm not going to type out instructions on how to share or turn it on when you can simply google it and more than likely get a video showing you or at least pictures =). The fact you can see each computer from the other means your battle is most of the way done.


Once you have sharing set up and it's working you just need to put the Quickbook files you wish to backup in a shared folder, map a drive from the other computer to the one their saved on and then open/save it from/to that folder on each computer. Again there are numerous sites that can show you how to do this easily.


If the computers are connected to the net, there is a concern that you'll need to protect the files. But get it working first before you start throwing security into the mix.


Good luck and let us know.

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#3 Xentara


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Posted 23 October 2013 - 02:25 AM

Hi Amribor,

If you want to do automatic backups every night I suggest you use a batch file and task schedular.
Some very informative directions are in the following link.
If you struggle let me know and I will try to help you further.


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