Everyone needs a Timeslips Disaster Recovery plan. It's the same plan you need to reinstall Timeslips on a new server:
Make sure your new Timeslips server has the same drive names and shared network paths as the old Timeslips computer. If everything is the same as the old server, you won't need to reinstall all the workstations. You need to maintain this Timeslips server information in a place it can be easily located if needed. Following is a plan that I recommend for making sure that you will be able to reinstall Timeslips on a new server in the event of a disaster or just in case you are getting a new server.
- Keep a copy of the following in a safe place (i.e. removable thumb drive; CD; another computer, cloud, etc.)
- Timeslips Program files
- Timeslips Data files (these should be backed up using the Timeslips Backup command)
- The original download for Timeslips. There was a link in your original Timeslips order activation email to the Timeslips Download area on the Sage website. The download for your version may not be available to you in the future or may be a slightly different download version than your original, even though the Timeslips version number appears to be the same. Always use your original download when reinstalling
- A copy of all the Timeslips Activation Codes, Serial Numbers and Registration Codes. These may have been sent to you in the body of an email or as a PDF attachment to the Timeslips email.
- A copy of ALL Service Releases for your version
- If you need to reinstall, you can copy your Timeslips Program files to the new computer and then perform the standard installation over top of that folder. You need to do the installation in order to establish all the registry keys, etc. Install any service releases. Restore your data files and the new server will be ready to use.
It’s always a good idea to keep your software “current” (supported by Sage) just in case there is a need to obtain Activation codes, serial numbers, etc. from them in the event there is an issue with your reinstallation