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How to use the backup utility with an open Applications database??

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by supag33k, May 10, 2007.

  1. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

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    If you have an application database running on a Windows 2003 server how do you use the backup utility to backup this database even if some users have the database open??

    I use a third party application [Veritas/Symantec] for our own backups so I dont use the standard Windows 2003 backup utility that much...
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Shadow Copy.

    Windows 2003's built in backup software uses shadow copied to back up open files.
     

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