We recommend that you take a backup of your current Boulevard software. When backing up to a physical drive, even if the backup process completes successfully from Boulevard, there could be hardware failure with your computer's hard drive, external drive, or flash drive.
Taking a backup
- From the File menu, select Backup.
- From the Save in drop-down options (or if you click This PC or Computer from the left-hand side), navigate to where you'd like to save the .zip back up file, then click Save.
- Click OK to acknowledge that the backup process is complete.
We recommend that if you are not actively working in Boulevard, that you exit it. Shutting down Boulevard every day will then alert you the next time you launch the program when there is a new software release available.
Also, exiting Boulevard closes the connection between your software program and the database (the information you keep stored in the program) which will help prevent database issues or corruption as a result of Windows updates and other third-party applications.
- Boulevard Default Data & Backup File Location
- Preferences: Backup tab
- To avoid loss of data due to hardware failure, viruses, etc. we strongly suggest backing up to a cloud-based solution such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or Google Drive. See Remote Back up to the Cloud Automatically for more information.
- To restore a backup, see Restore a Boulevard Backup File for more information.