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Back-end Backup Tool (Build 005, 10 May 2017, 191k, Downloaded: 14.817  times)

Do you have one or more split Access database systems which are permanently in use? Then you probably know you can't just copy their back-end files to create a backup of them as the copies might become corrupt. This database tool allows you to make scheduled backups for an unlimited amount of Access databases. The tool keeps three backup copies of each database it backs up.

Updated to build 005:

  • Enabled for 64 bit Office
  • Also copies the relationships to the backup copy.
  • Skips linked tables

Credits: Thanks to Paul Connolly for adding the relationships code.

Works for Access 2003-2021 and Office 365. Separate 64 bit version included.

Access backup tool progress window

Progress window of backup tool.

Settings window of backup tool

Settings window of backup tool

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Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (17-10-2016 09:44:08) deeplink to this comment

Hi Sultan,

I'm sorry, I haven't got time to suggest a fix for that problem now.

Comment by: Ivan (9-5-2017 09:00:46) deeplink to this comment

Dear Jan Karel Pieterse
Please tool for 64-bit msaccess
Thank you

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (9-5-2017 15:46:28) deeplink to this comment

Hi Ivan,

I would, if I had some spare time :-)

Comment by: Ivan (9-5-2017 20:48:59) deeplink to this comment

After 3 days of work it does not work. :(
Please Mr Jan Karel Pieterse

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (10-5-2017 09:07:55) deeplink to this comment

Hi Ivan,

Please download the tool again and try the 64 bit version inside the zip file.

Comment by: Ivan (11-5-2017 08:09:30) deeplink to this comment

Dear Mr Jan;
Build 005, 10 May
Thank you for the update in code, working perfectly
Test Access 2016 64 bit: OK!
Test Access 2007 32 bit: OK!

Best Regards

Comment by: Fred (9-1-2021 19:30:00) deeplink to this comment

Only works for *.mdb databases?

MS Access database uses *.accdb format.

What am I missing? Please advise

Comment by: Jan Karel Pieterse (11-1-2021 10:09:00) deeplink to this comment

Hi Fred,

In the download file there are several versions, I suggest to use the one containing 2010 in its name. I haven't tried the tool in several years, but I would expect it to work with accdb files.

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