How to Backup an Access Web App

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How to Backup an Access Web App

 

You will edit your Office 365/Sharepoint Access Web App on the desktop using a file type of .accdb

 

Backing up that file is a waste of time. It just provides pointers to all the data and objects that are stored in Sharepoint/SqlServer.

 

Understand What I am About To Tell You

 

The backup is a snapshot of your objects, table structure and maybe your data at a given point in time. It is important that you use a date in the file name  Depending on the relationships and data you might end up deleting data from the live database.

 

Here is how you backup your Access Web App

 

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Figure 1 - Go to the file menu

 

 

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Figure 2 - Save the package

 

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Figure 3 - When saving the package, add a date to the file name and click Data if you want to save your data

 

 

Now You Can Start to Recover the Database

 

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Figure 4 - In SharePoint, you need to add an App, Find Access Web App and upload file

 

This is all explained in Finer detail by Microsoft
 

Garry's Golden Rule of Backups

 

It doesn't matter how good your backups are, its the recovery that matters.  So once you have made an App (say 20140503 AWA.app), restore it to a SharePoint/365 site and make sure that it works.

 

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