Backing Up Your Email Marketing Pro Database

It’s a good idea to back up your Email Marketing Pro database periodically. In the event of a hardware failure you do not want to lose your contacts and campaigns. It’s also a good idea to back up before upgrading or re-installing Email Marketing Pro.

Future versions of Email Marketing Pro will have an automatic backup. For now, you will have to back up manually or schedule a task in Windows to do it for you. Backing up your database manually is quick and easy to do.

The first step is to locate the database. The next step is to copy it to your backup folder.

Step 1: Locate the Database

The database is in a file called DBPro.mdb and is located in your application data folder. To access your application data folder, simply type %appdata% in your Windows Search or Run box, accessible by clicking the Windows Start button.  The file locations for the database are as follows:

Email Marketing Pro Professional Version
(usually: C:\Users\[Your UserName]\AppData\Roaming\EMPPro\DBPro.mdb

Email Marketing Pro Small Business Version
(usually: C:\Users\[Your UserName]\AppData\Roaming\EMPSB\DBPro.mdb

Step 2:  Copy to your backup folder

1. Right-click DBPro.mdb. In the shortcut menu, select copy
2. On your back up drive, right-click the folder you want to copy the database into and select Paste.