One of the most important things you do every day is to backup your files. RIGHTrak and FASTrak include many options for backing up data files. Look in the Maintenance Menu and you’ll see choices such as: Quick Full Backup to Hard Disk, Diskette/Removable Media Full Backup, Diskette/Removable Media Custom Backup, Special Backup, and Full Archive Backup to Any Drive.
The Day End Procedure in FASTrak automatically performs a Quick Backup to Hard Disk, and backup to removable media. We recommend that you use a flash drive as your removable media. And don’t forget to keep your flash drive in a separate and safe place, apart from your computer.
Check in with your IT department for any additional recommendations they may have, based on the District’s data backup policies, so that you can quickly recover from a data disaster.
This month’s featured district is Vista Unified School District in California. Child Nutrition Director, Brock Smith had a bold initiative to change out his point of sale as well as his production and inventory systems for this school year. Brock has an exceptionally dedicated staff that supported the decision to go with PCS and have everything up and running for the new school year. Judi Luna, Supervisor, was a key player in getting the system set up, as well as training the managers and cashiers. Application processing, headed up by Vanessa Luna, integrates seamlessly integrates PCS and the Rocket Scan program for scanning and on-line applications. Amy Haessly, Supervisor, was also instrumental in providing support to the managers and cashiers by defining processes that would help them meet their needs. Sheri Tarrant, Vista’s CNS Accountant, worked diligently with PCS to link the new systems with her existing accounting system. Vista Unified’s recent implementation of PCS’s back office will allow the district to finally take control of their food costs, which is becoming more important every day. We are glad to have you as part of the PCS family.