Re: Open files on a windows/NT box.
Depending on which files you are referring to, ADSM may already be
getting the data you need to restore those files. Example:
Registry files in the %SystemRoot%\Profiles\ directory and the
%SystemRoot\System32\Config\ directory are not backed up if they
are open. (This is a Microsoft issue, not an ADSM issue, try
copying the files and see what happens. But ADSM is using the
Win32 API to pull this info out, allowing it to be backed up and
restored if need be. This works well, I have had to do it many times.
MS SQL-Server database files and Exchange information store files
are also open for exclusive use - so ADSM cannot backup the flat files
while those applications have a lock on those files. Thankfully ADSM
has a solution to backup those files. You can use agents to backup
both Exchange and SQL-Server.
Joshua S. Bassi
Storage Management Team Lead
Tivoli Certified Consultant - ADSM V3
IBM Certified Specialist- AIX Support
Dickens Services Group
jbassi AT gloryworks DOT com