I've often been asked "How do I create a backup of my Access database?" Until now, that's been a difficult question to answer. Prior to Access 2003, you would have to manually copy your Access .MDB files into a secure storage location.
That's all changed with Access 2003. In this tutorial, we'll walk through the process of backing up your Access database using the new built-in backup functionality.
The first step is to determine the database you wish to backup.
Note: These instructions are for Access 2003. If you are using a different version of Access, you may wish to read Backing up an Access 2007 Database, Backing up an Access 2010 Database or Backing up an Access 2013 Database.