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Back up OSCAR Files to CD

The following steps allow you to back up on a regular basis the data files in OSCAR in case of a critical fire or hardware problems. Hardware can be replaced and the software re-installed and set up by OSCAR technical support if the data has been updated on a regular basis.


  1. First, set-up a directory on the computer that has a CD burner
  2. OR make the directory on another computer and make the directory a shared one, so that it can be seen from the computer with the CD burner
  3. To make a folder shared(right click on directory - click ‘share’ & click ‘share folder’)


Back-up each file and put them in the directory you created to hold the back-up files

  1. Log in to OSCAR as admin.
  2. Click the "oscarDatabase/Document Download" link
  3. Click the file names on pop-up window to save the files to the local computer
  4. Burn a CD at the end of the week with everything in the directory & keep off site
  5. Use a couple of CD’s and rotate them back & forth from the office
  • The backup date will be shown on file names. So, it is easy to only download the files that are new.
  • This process backs up documents and database of your OSCAR program. The back up should usually be daily, but even every 2nd day is OK. Restoring the backup files, if there ever was a problem, will be looked after by the OSCAR programmer.

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