Re: [ADSM-L] open Access files

2007-08-17 17:56:40
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] open Access files
From: William Boyer <bjdboyer AT COMCAST DOT NET>
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 17:54:27 -0400
Yeah, but unless the Access application opens the database with exclusive use, 
you can get a backup of an open Access database. And
even Microsoft says that's a no-no. I use to have a link to a KB article at 
Microsoft that said even doing a COPY of an open MDB
file would leave the copy corrupt and unusable. Retrying 3-times (SHRSTATIC) is 
OK, but if the file doesn't change and is just open
during the backup, you got a backup that might not be any good.

That is unless Microsoft has changed the way Access operates in later releases. 
That KB article was a couple years old.

Bill Boyer

-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of 
Lawrence Clark
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 4:06 PM
Subject: Re: open Access files

we just have TSM set to retry three times then pass on open files.
better no backup then false sense of security.

>>> GEOFFREY.L.GILL AT SAIC DOT COM 08/17/2007 5:00 PM >>>
I sent this the other day and saw no responses so I'm trying again in case it 
did not get through. If anyone has any info on this I
would appreciate feedback.


From: Gill, Geoffrey L.
Sent: Thu 8/16/2007 6:35 PM
Subject: open Access files

Hello again all,
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how they deal with Microsoft Access 
(.mdb) files. If these files remain in an open state when
the backup runs are there any issues? Will they get backed up? Will they be in 
a usable state when restored if they do get backed up
while open? We know from past experience open Oracle files are not, which is 
why tools are available to back these up, but I'd like
to hear from anyone who has experience the .mdb's.

Thanks for the help.
Geoff Gill

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