Compact Your Aldelo POS Database

Posted on

It is extremely important to back up your system’s database frequently. Too many businesses wait until it’s too late to make sure that their database is safe. For this reason, Vanguard recommends  its clients to perform a monthly backup of their POS database, sometimes even weekly depending on how busy the business is. Compacting your database can bring many benefits to your business. It can help your Aldelo system, and your business, run FAST and efficiently.

Here’s How

If you’d like to know how you can perform this process, follow the following steps:

IMPORTANT: Turn off Aldelo on all stations or data corruption may occur. We recommend performing these steps either BEFORE or AFTER business hours to prevent your staff from accidentally using the system.

  1. Turn off Aldelo on all stations!
  2. Turn off Aldelo on absolutely all stations!
  3. Did we mention turning off Aldelo on every single station?
  4. Open Aldelo for Restaurants on the server.
  5. Log in to Back Office.
  6. Click icon to back up database.
  7. Select backup location (preferably a thumb drive, or external hard drive) and then execute.
  8. Click compact database.

That’s it! Remember to perform this as frequently as you need to, again, we recommend monthly or weekly.

We can help!

Of course, you can call any time if you would like our professional help. Vanguard also offers remote backup services and we can perform these maintenance tasks for only pennies a day!

Protect your business!

Oculus Rift CV1 Prescription Lens Adapter

Posted on
3d printing

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset created and manufactured by Oculus VR. It was released to the general public on March 28, 2016, positioned as the first consumer-targeted virtual reality class of headsets. This exciting technology allows for an immersive gaming experience, however some users are unable to fully enjoy this technology due to their prescription eye glasses.

By design, if users don’t wear contact lenses with their VR headsets, they are expected to squeeze their glasses inside the VR headset unit. This can be very uncomfortable when your temples come under pressure from headset straps and the nose pads of your glasses are pressed down heavily against your face.

Some glasses can even touch the headset lenses, causing scratches on both lens sets. In order to solve this problem, user “Jegstad” designed and published to Thingiverse an Occulus Rift CV1 Prescription Lens Adapter. His adapter is designed to fit 42 mm diameter round lenses. A customer recently asked us to 3D several adapters using black ABS. The adapter works well for it’s intended application. Need one printed? Let us know! Check out the project images and video below for this 3D Printing project.

Project Images

Project Videos