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spansos
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15 years ago

Backup question

 Hello All,
I need to backup a contact database that is always left running. The problem is I can not backup open files. Does anyone know of a way to close the program and restart the program once the backup is complete? I do not have the module to backup open files from backup exec

Spansos
  • Hello spansos, 
    You can create 2 batch files, one to stop the services, and one to start them again.
    Then put these on the server and point the pre/post commands in backup exec to use these before and and the backup completes.
    by the way, this will only work if the contacts database uses services to start and stop it.
     
    Thanks
     
    Brian

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  • > Does anyone know of a way to close the program and restart the program once the backup is complete?

    You can use the pre- and post- commands in the BE job to do so.  These are command line commands.

    If your contact database is based on a command DBM, like SQL Server, you can buy the appropriate BE agent and you can back it up on the fly.

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    If this answers your question, please mark it as the solution.
  • Hello spansos, 
    You can create 2 batch files, one to stop the services, and one to start them again.
    Then put these on the server and point the pre/post commands in backup exec to use these before and and the backup completes.
    by the way, this will only work if the contacts database uses services to start and stop it.
     
    Thanks
     
    Brian