I’ve been a lazy blogger the past month or so. Seems like my writers block coincided with our move to our new blogging location on RoseBizInc.com so hopefully this entry will get me back in the spirit. If I fail miserably to excite, inspire, inform or educate anyone who reads these blogs please don’t tell me so. I’d rather live in a spirit of happy ignorance than to really hear your true opinion.
Had an interesting happening a few weeks ago. Had a client that has project accounting, purchasing etc. We were seeing some rather interesting results in the POP module so we ran check links on the purchasing transaction table. No problem. We then ran it on the purchasing historical transaction table and let it run during the night. Looked at it in the morning and noticed a check links report that had 4500 pages of removed historical transactions. Yikes. If you don’t know GP:
1. Why are you reading this blog
2. That is not a good thing
3. Check links is sometimes refered to as “Break Links”. It’s a tool used to verify data in the tables and will either say it’s all good, add back in info that’s missing, or remove data not needed.
So no sweat, lets restore to last nights backup. System guys says, cool, I’ll let you know when it’s restored. Now in this situation what would be the worst possible thing that you could hear when you pick up a call from the systems guy. In my case it was “uh, we got a problem.” Turns out they have been doing backups to the same tape drive for the last month. Each night it wrote over the previous nights backup. And when they went to restore the backup some how they managed to delete their one and only backup for the last month and a half. Turns out the guy responsible for backups was in Costa Rica on vacation for another week so…. It’s funny now that I look back on it.
There’s more to the story but I’ll leave this post with a moral:
When in doubt (or even if you are not), BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP your Dynamics GP system. Here is an older post I did about backing up GP in case you want to make sure you are backing up all aspects of your GP system.