Presented at the West Michigan Progress Users Group meeting on January 15 2009, this document outlines Syteline ERP data retention, period end, and year end processing. It includes the steps necessary to create a standalone live backup of the Syteline ERP environment.
“After Imaging” is the transaction logging mechanism built into the Progress database. It enables ongoing ‘backup’ of database transactions as they occur – providing the ability to move these off to a 2nd machine where they can be applied to a copy of the original database – thus providing a ‘live spare’ of the production database to be used in the event of hardware disaster on the production server. It can also be used to create a ‘read-only’ database for reporting purposes.
This presentation was given at the West Michigan Progress Users Group in October 2008.