backing up outlook pst files with outlook open (Windows Vista)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by techman41973, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. techman41973

    techman41973 Guest

    I use a backup service called Data Deposit Box that automatically
    backs up key files to a remote server via the internet. This is great
    for my laptop when I am on the road, where I don't have to manually
    backup my system. It backs up the difference between local and remote
    files every time it sees a change in the file on the local machine. I
    would like to backup my outlook.pst file with this service, however it
    won't backup files that are locked. And I would rather not keep
    closing and reopening outlook just so the backup can take place. I am
    currently using Windows XP and plan to upgrade to Vista. Does Vista
    still prevent other applications from accessing .PST files when
    outlook is open? I am hoping Windows Vista has solved this problem
    where other applications can access a snapshot of open files such as
    pst files.
    techman41973, Oct 15, 2007
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  2. techman41973

    Roady [MVP] Guest

    Vista is not involved in this so don't expect it to solve your issue. Even
    if you manage to unlock the pst-file while Outlook is open, it is very
    likely that you only create corrupted backups.

    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
    Real World Questions, Real World Answers
    Roady [MVP], Oct 15, 2007
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  3. Richard G. Harper, Oct 16, 2007
  4. Memeo appears to be able to backup pst files on the fly.
    It has certainly done so for me and I have recovered using them too.
    [email protected], Oct 16, 2007
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