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The Enable FTP over TLS option MUST BE ENABLED!!! Insecure connections are not allowed.

For customers concerned about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), here is some information that should help you determine if Execu/Vault fits within your compliance plan.
  • Guest data is stored in an encrypted database.
  • Backup archives of the database are again encrypted and password protected on the PMS server.
  • Backup archives are transmitted over a secured connection to the Execu/Tech cloud storage. 
  • Backup archives are stored in the Execu/Tech cloud storage are on Bitlocker encrypted drives.
  • Backup archives are only accessible to Execu/Tech staff, the backup application on the customer's server (to enable data restoration at the server) or via as-needed temporary FTP access provided to the customer or their approved IT professional.
  • Backup archives are stored for 7 days, one for each day of the week. This means that if a guest requests that their personal information be removed from the database, it will take 7 days for this to be reflected in the archives, as a new backup archive which no longer contains this data replaces the older archives.

Execu/Vault is an emergency backup and recovery service that we provide to our customers for a monthly fee. We store the last 7 days of backups on a remote server, as well as on your local network. If something should happen, like a server crash, virus, etc., we will restore the most recent backup at no additional cost. 

  • You should never rely on a single backup solution to protect your data. Because of the number of variables involved, it's impossible to guarantee that any one solution will be 100% successful.
    • Both on site and off site backups  should be used.
    • Consider using external hard drives or network storage to ensure that an on site backup is available even if your server hard drive fails.
    • If not already in use, please use some sort of R.A.I.D. system to protect your data. This can protect your data even if a hard drive fails. It's cheap to implement.

  • Execu/Vault will only backup the folder containing your Execu/Tech software. It will not backup anything else, including your hard drive, system state, email, etc. 

  • The Execu/Vault will only be as reliable as your hardware and internet. 
    • If you are experiencing hardware failures, it's possible that backup archives may be invalid. 
    • If you are experiencing internet issues, it's possible that backup archives will fail to upload.

Application Folder 
Backup Application 

Local Storage
On Your server 
Additional USB
Or Network Storage

Cloud Storage

Download the Installer
You'll need to contact Execu/Tech for your username and password. If you don't already have an Execu/Vault contract, it's quick and easy. 


If you have a version of Execu/Vault without the update option in the File menu, you can get the update here:
Download the Update



Execu/Vault will only backup the folders containing your Execu/Tech software. It will not backup anything else, including your hard drive, system state, email, etc.

Execu/Vault should not be the only backup of the Execu/Tech software and you should have a full system and data backup as well!

   There are 2 very important steps you must take for Execu/Vault to work! 
  1. ExecuVault2.exe MUST have an outgoing exception in your firewall.
    ftp://services.execu-tech.com or - This application uses FTP (Port 21)  or TLS (Port 990) to transfer files.
    https://services.execu-tech.com or - This application uses HTTPS (Port 443) post to submit results and generate an email with the results.
  3. Grant any users that might be used to configure and test the application full control of the install folder.
    If you fail to do this, settings may not save and you may see an error reading "Access to the path 'C:\ExecuTech\ExecuVault2\ExecuVault2.ini' is denied."


Execu/Vault requires Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5. Microsoft .NET Framework.
Prior to installation, you must obtain an Execu/Vault User Name and Password from Execu/Tech Systems. While you can choose to install Execu/Vault on your own, it is highly recommended that you have the installation performed by Execu/Tech Systems support staff. If you do choose to install Execu/Vault on your own you will be emailed a link to download the application.

Execu/Vault should be installed on the server where your other Execu/Tech Systems software is installed. Start Menu icons will be created for the application. At the end of installation the application will start and you will need to enter the configuration information.

The default installation folder is C:\ExecuTech\ExecuVault2 but you can check the scheduled task that runs it to verify its location.

Folder Settings Tab


In the Folder Settings tab you need to select the Source and Destination folders.
  • Clicking the Browse buttons allows you to search for a folder or to create one in a specific location.
  • The PMS Source folder is the folder containing the Execu/Tech Systems software to be backed up. 

  • The WebRes Source folder is the folder containing the WebRes online reservations interface. This is usually in the inetpub folder that's used by IIS.

  • The Destination folder is the folder where the local backups will be stored. This location can be anywhere on the network and should be large enough to hold 7 days of backups at a time. This is intended to be a local backup location, not cloud or remote. We create our own cloud backup and we rely on the local backup for quick data recovery in an emergency.

  • The Additional Backup Destination folder is critical, please don't skip this.
    Catastrophic failures happen. You should specify an additional backup copy location to prevent loss of data in the event of hardware failure on the server. We recommend an external hard drive or network storage - not the same hard drive as the PMS, WebRes, or Destination folder. You can buy an external hard drive for under $100.00.

User Settings Tab

The User Settings Tab is where you will enter the
  • The User Name and Password provided to you by Execu/Tech Systems Support.

  • Company Name is the name of your hotel.

  • Email Addresses are the email addresses that you want to receive the backup reports. These email addresses will receive both success and failure emails. Use a semicolon between addresses. 

  • Failure Email Addresses are the email addresses that you want to receive only failure reports. Use a semicolon between addresses. 

  • The Enable FTP over TLS (FTPS) checkbox allows you to enable secure, encrypted communication between your server and the Execu/Vault cloud server. THIS SETTING MUST BE USED!!!!
  • Automatic Backup Start Time: This is time at which the backup will be performed. Note: The backup server expects to see backups from the previous business day to be uploaded in the early morning hours. The backup must be run in the early hours of the morning, after your Night Audit, and before 11:00 AM Central Time. At 11:00 AM Central, our backup server sends out a report to us and each customer, notifying them of the status of their last backup. So, even if your Night Audit typically completes at 10:00 PM, the backup time should still be set to the early morning. If you set the backup time to before midnight, you will receive a backup failure notification every day, like the one below.
  • You have no current remote backup!

    Execu/Vault Backup Software has not uploaded a backup to the Execu/Tech Systems, Inc. remote backup server in 1 days.  


File Menu

Save Settings

After entering your settings, save them by clicking File > Setings and then Save Settings.


Create Scheduled Task

After your settings have been properly entered and saved, you should create the Scheduled Task. This Scheduled Task is what runs the backup at the appointed time. To create the Scheduled Task, click File and then Create Scheduled Task. The scheduled Task runs under the Local System account so be sure that this account hasn't been denied access to the Execu/Tech Systems software folder.


Send Test Email

To be sure you've entered the correct Email Address you can send a Test Email which is a mock up of an actual backup notification email using fake data. To send the Test Email, click File and then Test Email. 

Download Latest Version
This option allows you to download the latest version. After selecting this option, you'll see a notification when it's been downloaded. The update downloads into the Execu/Vault installation folder and is named "ExecuVaultUpdate.zip". Extract the files in this archive into the Execu/Vault installation folder. There is no cost for the update.


On the Backup Tab you will find two backup buttons - Local Backup and Full Backup. Local Backup archives the data and saves it locally, but does not transfer it to the remote storage server. Full Backup performs the Local Backup and then transfers the backup to the remote storage server.             
After clicking one of these buttons you will see information displayed letting you know the current status of the backup. None of this will be visible during the Scheduled Backup because it runs under the local system account.



The Restore Tab presents you with several options designed to make the software restoration more automated.


Refresh List

Refresh List does just that. It refreshes the list of backups current saved on the remote storage server.

Selected File Details

Selected File Details displays the backup log for the currently selected backup file. The backup log shows the following items:
Company Name, Backup Start Time, Email Address, Source Folder, Destination Folder, Total Files Archived, Archive File Size, Local Backup Duration, Remote Backup Duration, Remote Backup Upload Speed, File Names Backed Up with File Size.

Download Selected File

Download Selected File downloads the currently selected backup archive. When you click this button you are asked if you are sure you want to download the file.

When the download is complete, you will see three options.

Run Software

After downloading the backup we recommend that you select the Run Software button to test the backup and see if it contains the information you are looking for. You might just want to look at the state of things on a certain date from the past week or you might want to make sure that you've gone back far enough to recover the data you're wanting to restore. After selecting a terminal number to run the software as, you click the Run Software button. The software will extract to a temporary location and will run just like it would at the front desk but you will be seeing data as it was at the time of the backup you downloaded.

View Files

You can select this option to extract the files to a temporary location and open a Windows Explorer window to this location.

Restore Data

After you have run the software and verified that this is the backup you want to restore, click Restore Data. You MUST be sure that all interfaces have been stopped and that all users have logged out of any Execu/Tech Systems software. A backup if your current data will be placed in your Execu/Vault local backup folder and the data from the downloaded backup will be restored to your software folder.

Manually Open Archives

You will find the backup archives in the Destination Folder. Use 7-Zip, WinRAR, WinZip, etc. to extract them and you'll need to contact us for the password. The archives cannot be extracted by Microsoft's built in Compressed Folder function.

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