Backup and Security

Automatically translated from English

There’s a saying about not sweating the small stuff, but when it comes to security, it’s often the little things that have the biggest impact.

On the “Backup” page of Database Settings, you’ll notice an option for an automatic restore of the last backup if your database is damaged. To provide you with the best level of protection for your data, this option is now checked by default for new databases, right out of the box. 

Automatic Restore

Use Log File

Keep in mind that as a part of 4D’s automatic backup strategy, you can enable logs for newly created databases by selecting the Use Log File option on the General page of the 4D Preferences dialog box. The log file is named DataFileName.journal and is placed in the folder containing the database structure. For more information, take a look at the Log Management article.

Roland Lannuzel

• Product Owner & 4D Expert •

After studying electronics, Roland went into industrial IT as a developer and consultant, building solutions for customers with a variety of databases and technologies. In the late 80’s he fell in love with 4D and has used it in writing business applications that include accounting, billing and email systems.

Eventually joining the company in 1997, Roland’s valuable contributions include designing specifications, testing tools, demos as well as training and speaking to the 4D community at many conferences. He continues to actively shape the future of 4D by defining new features and database development tools.