How should I backup XP workstation share with IBM UniData running accounting program - DFS or what?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by John Bade, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. John Bade

    John Bade Guest

    Hi all,

    How do I backup the accounting data on an XP workstation running
    IBM's UniData database server installed to c:\IBM\

    The accounting program (no backup program supplied and it's not
    supported much any more .)
    installed to C:\Data shared as \\XP\Data

    Users then access old accounting program using Wintergrate terminal
    emulation. Installed C:\Data\Term

    Can I make use of the DFS Distributed File System service
    \\SBS2003\..\\XP\Data ?
    Will SBS2003 Backup.exe successfully backup the data or only the DFS
    reparse information?

    Can I make use of Volume Shadow Copy to backup the XP share?

    I belive that mapping a drive letter from the SBS2003 to K: \\XP\Data
    will not result in a good backup.

    Regards to all


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    John Bade, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. John Bade

    Henry Craven Guest

    Use local NTBackup to backup the Data to a folder on the server
    and have the Server backup include that folder.
     
    Henry Craven, Aug 29, 2004
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  3. John Bade

    John Bade Guest

    The accounting data files C:\Data are always 'in use' , XP's
    backup.exe may not handle files that are in use.
    I could schedule a batch file to stop and then start the IBM database
    server UniData. Then use XP's backup.exe or copy them to a folder on
    server.
    But I don't want the situation where the batch file fails to properly
    restart the UniData server.

    I'm hoping there maybe some way to use W3K's backup.exe so as to
    capture files 'in use'.



    Use local NTBackup to backup the Data to a folder on the server
    and have the Server backup include that folder.

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    John Bade, Aug 30, 2004
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  4. Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Aug 30, 2004
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  5. John Bade

    John Bade Guest

    Many thanks to Henry and Merv ... a good example of KISS will be use
    XP backup.exe to schedule a copy of the data directory to the server.

    Cheers

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 18:47:06 -0500, "Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]"

    Windows XP uses NTbackup with Volume Shadow Copy by default. This
    should
    allow backup of open files.

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdg_dsm_crmu.asp

    Files That Are Automatically Skipped by the Backup Program
    (NTBackup.exe)
    During the Backup and Restore Processes
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=104169

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    John Bade, Aug 30, 2004
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