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Backup Modus Enterprise Vault, why?

Hi there,

Probably a stupid question, but why do I need to set the Enterprise Vault in Backup Mode before backup?
Because most of the time the backup is still running and in backup mode when in the morning employees already want to work, the question was asked why we need to set EV in backup mode.

Is this a requirement to backup? What's the danger if we backup in the normal mode? Can we backup in normal mode?
I hope one of you can give me some advice on this?

Thanx advance.
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The main reason probably is

The main reason probably is to have ev server & database in a consistent state for backup and recovery. there is a whitepaper somewhere here on connect which explains it. Depending on your configuration (e.g. safety copies), the worst which could happen is that you lose e-mails when you need to restore your ev environment. cheers

Quadrotech - EV Migration and Office 365 Solutions, creators of Archive Shuttle.

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The main reason probably is

The main reason probably is to have ev server & database in a consistent state for backup and recovery. there is a whitepaper somewhere here on connect which explains it. Depending on your configuration (e.g. safety copies), the worst which could happen is that you lose e-mails when you need to restore your ev environment. cheers

Quadrotech - EV Migration and Office 365 Solutions, creators of Archive Shuttle.

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Hi, Yes Michel is correct. 

Hi,
Yes Michel is correct.  If you were to backup the system during archiving then sure it would back up.  However when you restored it, it'd be inconsistent you'd have files on disk that were not in the database and vice versa.

Mike