How do I create a backup of my ProSystem fx Practice Management database?

  1. Log on to the Server where the SQL database resides as a Windows Administrator and browse to '\cpas\vpm' folder.
  2. Launch cpasSQLUtil.exe.
  3. At the login screen select your Practice Management SQL instance.
    • Note: This is usually servername\PRACTICEMGT.
  4. Leave the Authentication set to Windows Authentication and select Logon.
  5. Right-click on your database and select Backup Database.
    • Note: The master, model, msdb, and tempdb databases are system databases and should be left alone.
  6. Browse to a location where you would like to save the backup (*.bak file) and select Save.
    • Note: The *.bak file cannot be saved across a network drive, to a device with removable storage, in any profile directory (Desktop, Documents, etc) or at the root of any drive. Please save it in a local folder first, then copy the file to an alternate location if desired.
  7. Once the backup is complete you will be returned to the main CPAS SQL Utility window. Exit the window by selecting File > Exit.


Your SQL server\instance, database name, and server application path (CPAS folder) can be found by going to Help > About CCH ProSystem fx Practice Management and clicking on Additional Info.


To the left there is an attachment link to a guide on how to automate a backup routine using Microsoft® SQL Server Management Studio

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