In database setup you have several options to keep your database running efficiently. The auto maintenance features allow you to archive and backup the database automatically. To set up auto maintenance, start by choosing how often you would like the database maintained. It is recommended that this be done at least once a week, however for higher volume locations daily will give you optimal performance. Then setup the time you would like this to occur. This should be down time when no one else will be using PointOS. Finally, you can set it so that other stations will have to restart after backup. This is not necessary however, restarting PointOS Professional every once in awhile can keep it running faster.
Only one station can be set to auto backup, so choose one that is most likely to be running at the time you choose. Also the backup computer must be running as a PointOS server.
The default backup location is My Documents/PointOS Professional/Backup. However, backing up to a removable media such as a external drive is preferred, in case something happens to your computer.
During auto maintenance, items and orders will be archived and credit card pre-authorizations will be deleted.