It is highly recommended to set your “Master” “Server” or “Computer” whatever runs your Database to “AutoMatic Backups. Especially if you are running in house Gift and or Loyalty cards. You DON’T want to lose that info!
Doing AutoMatic backups will save copies to your hard drive but to be fully protected you need to set your backups to send a copy to an online “Cloud Based” Storage folder for added protection and piece of mind.
Windows XP seemed to be a bit more difficult to set up with both the AutoMatic Backups and the AutoMatic backups to the Cloud. So if you are still running XP I would highly recommend installing your Backup on to a newer version of Windows on a NEW Hard Drive.