elidajacobs wrote:Yes, someone will be using the church at the church along with myself at times. I mean Fund Accounting module - not contributions.
If you're the only one doing Funds Accounting work, then that area will not have a problem, IF you only backup Funds Accounting to restore to your laptop.
However .. I see the following complications if you're actually doing changes and updates in Membership, and the person at church is also doing updates. Someone's work WILL BE
(notice I'm not saying might) overwritten.
There is no way around that, if you restore to the church database, anything that was on that database prior to your restoration will be gone. If you changed info on the Smith Family, and the church admin changed info on the Brown family, then you restore Membership from your laptop ... the Brown information is gone because you didn't have it, and thus it gets overwritten with the old info.
If you're only using the Membership for access to member info, and won't be doing any updates, then there's no problem, you can take a backup from the Membership area at church for your use on the laptop .. However
, and note the emphasis, for the same reason that restoring Membership FROM your laptop as shown above, you must not
restore Membership from a backup taken on the laptop.
In other words, the Membership data should flow only one way .. backup from PC TO your laptop. However, doing a Funds Accounting backup from the PC at church to your laptop, and then restoring a backup from your laptop TO the PC at church is OK, since you're the only one doing anything in Funds Accounting which covers Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll.
To do this you must use the individual module backups for Membership Files
and Accounting Files
I just realized, you DO understand that you will have to load PCPLUS on your laptop as a separate program, and not use it as a networked computer using the church PC as the server?