Backing Up Data Manually

You can back up data manually at any time. As with a scheduled backup, data is written to a ZIP file created in the \vocera\reports\backup directory. The ZIP file name uses the format "" where MMM indicates the three letter abbreviation for the current month, DD indicates the day of the month, and TTTT indicates the time the backup operation was completed in the format HHMM (HH = 01-24, MM = 00-59).

Here is an example file name for a backup file created on at 3:13 p.m. on October 19:

The backup operation is performed as a background process. While a backup operation is in progress, people can still log into the Report Console to generate reports and load report data.

A backup file contains system data (such as report packages) and report data loaded at the time the backup operation started. Any data created or loaded after that is not included in the backup.

Note: To work with a subset of report data, use the Archive function, which copies or restores report data up to a specified date. See About Scheduling Automatic Archiving of Report Data for more information.

Use the following steps to back up data manually:

  1. Click Task Scheduler in the Navigation bar.
  2. Select the Backup task, and then click the Run Task button.
    A message box opens to confirm you want to run the task.
  3. Click OK.
    The Run Task dialog box appears.
  4. Specify the maximum number of backup files to maintain (the default is 10), and then click Run Task.
    The Status dialog box appears.
  5. When the process is complete, click OK to close the dialog box.
    Important: The time it takes to back up Report Server data depends on the size of the data set.