Back Up & Restore

Keep an external backup of Coach's Office databases

Back up the Coach's Office database files - chalkboard, playbook, script - to an external drive, such as a USB flash drive or network server. Use the backup files to restore (replace) the files to the same computer or copy them to another computer with a Coach's Office license.

Coach's Office Back Up & Restore Utility

This quick, easy method backs up and restores your files to an external drive - right from the Coach's Office desktop.

    • Open the Coach's Office program.
    • Do not open any of the programs (chalkboard, etc.) or the programs will be locked. If necessary, close Coach's Office and open again.
    • Right click the computer monitor on the Coach’s Office desktop to open the Back Up/Restore Utility. (Older versions may say Import/Export.)
    • Choose Back Up or Restore. 
    • Then follow Back Up or Restore below.

Back Up

Back up the current Coach's Office databases to an external drive.

    • What file do you want to Export? Choose one.
    • Click formation (chalkboard), playbook, or script.
    • Where do you want to Export the "chosen" file?
    • Click the drop-down arrow (browse) and choose the external drive location in the list.
      • Choosing the Local Drive C is not recommended.
      • This location does not serve as a backup file against a hard drive crash or virus.
    • If a selected, open folder contains the chosen file type, it is listed in the white box near the bottom of the screen.
    • Select the file name in the bottom box - the background of the text turns blue.
    • Click OK.
    • File was successfully copied; click OK.
    • If desired, repeat for another database.

Restore

Replace the current Coach's Office databases in the software.

    • What file do you want to Import? Choose one.
    • Click formation (chalkboard), playbook, or script.
    • Where is the "chosen" file located that you want to import?
    • Click the drop-down arrow (browse) and click the appropriate external drive location in the list.
    • If a selected, open folder contains the chosen file type, it is listed in the white box near the bottom of the screen.
    • Select the file name in the bottom box - the background of the text turns blue.
    • Click OK to replace the file.
      • The current database file on the Local Drive C is overwritten (replaced) with the new database file.
    • File was successfully copied; click OK.
    • If desired, repeat for another database.