You can backup a database by selecting the Back Up Database option when doing a Save As.
It's always advisable to create regular backups of your databases. Creating a database usually takes a lot of time and effort. Imagine having to do it all over again, just because you never bothered to do backups.
But, usually more important than the database design is the data. Especially if a lot of data has been entered from various sources over a long period of time. Imagine having to tell all your users that they'll have to re-enter all their data again!
Taking a small amount of time to establish a backup strategy can go a long way to securing your database and its data.
Fortunately, Access provides an easy way to back up a database.
Create a Backup
We'll now create a backup of the Music database that we've created throughout this tutorial.
Restore the Database
You can restore a database from the backup file. Simply go into File Explorer and replace the original file with the backup file.
It's a good idea to practice restoring your database. While it's always nice to have a recent backup file sitting in a directory ready to be restored, it will be worthless if it can't be restored.