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Learning to Back Up Your Daycare Database

Teenager Backing Up CarWhen you’re learning to drive, you take precautions backing up. You glance in the mirror, crane your neck for a better view, and gently ease your foot on the pedal. You’re careful not to bump the orange cone to ensure you’ll pass the driving test.

At first it takes practice, but soon those steps become second nature as you develop good driving habits.

Taking precautions with the database on the computer at your child care center is an important habit too. You’ve spent untold hours keeping child and family records up to date with payments, attendance, meal counts and more.

If the unthinkable were to happen: your hard drive crashes, your laptop is dropped or stolen, your computer gets a nasty virus, is fried by lightning or simply rusts in place — what would you do? Okay, that last one is pretty unlikely, but you get the point.

If you follow the recommendations in this article, you’ll have a quick, easy, confident answer. Continue reading

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