Accounts Hosted - Backup time

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PeterC67
PeterC67 Member Posts: 25

Hey all (again)

What is the standard (not that there is one) length of time that a backup of Hosted should take.

Our backup is taking upwards of 10+ hours to complete. May as well buy some ZIP disks at this rate.

The backup kept on reporting server times out.

What can we do to make this a smoother process, and less of a pain in the backside.

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  • Nickiu
    Nickiu Reckon Staff Posts: 86 Reckon Staff
    edited June 17
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    Hey @PeterC67 ,

    Sorry to hear that, What is your file size? What is your internet speed? What is your TLG file size?

    Thanks,

    Nick

  • Rav
    Rav Administrator, Reckon Staff Posts: 16,032 Community Manager Community Manager
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    Hi @PeterC67

    You're right, there's no real standard time when it comes to backups as it depends on a number of factors.

    As Nick has mentioned file size is a big contributor along with whether you perform routine maintenance on your company file.

    We've got a few resources which outline how to get the best performance out of your file which I'd highly recommend checking out and incorporating into your workflow -

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  • Alex_10836088
    Alex_10836088 Member Posts: 40 ✭✭
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    in Hosted, my screen died after half hour. There's no visibility whether processes are actually running or not so i ended up logging the session off and starting again. I installed a mouse clicker that clicked every 10 seconds to keep the remote screen active. After 6 hours of "Not Responding" on the screen i had to give up again. I've emailed admin@reckon to get a local installation file, will have to download the company files and backup/upgrade and re-upload them and cross fingers this works.

    This is definitely not a cloud solution as advertised - it's a poor-man's hack of putting aged software onto a remote desktop and gives end users no visibility to monitor remote processes, manage files or perform automated backups. The fact that it requires building an entire new company file every few years beggars belief. It's an IT Admin nightmare and all we can do is wait for it to finally crash and burn for Admin staff to realise that "it works" on its own is not reason enough to keep it.

    Rav, I always appreciate your prompt and detailed responses but the ship is sinking and you seem to be the only one at Reckon with a paddle

  • Rav
    Rav Administrator, Reckon Staff Posts: 16,032 Community Manager Community Manager
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    I can understand where you're coming from here @Alex_10836088

    I can only really speak for myself but I don't think we've ever shied away from the reality that Reckon Accounts Hosted is a hosted service (its in the name itself as well). Admittedly, being a hosted solution, it does have some unique intricacies in its operation however with that said, I don't think that diminishes its value as an online service. Hosted has the capability of a cloud service in its accessibility and leverages the powerhouse of features and functionality of Reckon Accounts.

    Coming back to your other points, I agree, the 'Not Responding' message even though its still working away in the background isn't ideal and that's something I can certainly feed back to the product team to see if there are improvements we can make there.

    When it comes to file performance, yes we strongly encourage performing regular/routine maintenance to avoid corruption and ensure you're getting the best performance out of your file. Are you running a large file at the moment and do you usually perform some/any maintenance tasks as part of your workflow?

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