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Backing up Sage ACT (specifically version 10) from within Microsoft HyperV

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Backing up Sage ACT (specifically version 10) from within Microsoft HyperV

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Hi,

 

Has anyone experienced backing up Sage ACT (specifically version 10) from within a Microsoft HyperV (2008 Server) instance? We have a seperate backup server running Microsoft Server 2008 Data Centre and Symantec Backup Exec 12 and would be backing up ACT to this server.

We are looking into implementing ACT and would like to know a bit more about backing up / restoring before implementing

 

Thanks in advance

 

Mike

Message Edited by mike.nelson@brathay.org.uk on 09-02-2009 07:50 AM
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Re: Backing up Sage ACT (specifically version 10) from within Microsoft HyperV

Your best bet is to use the ACT! scheduler to backup the ACT! database to a folder backup by the server backup before the server backup runs. The ACT! database files are held open by the MSSQL server and many backup program can't backup open files.
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Re: Backing up Sage ACT (specifically version 10) from within Microsoft HyperV

Hi Roy

 

Thanks for your response. Can you confirm the process, does the scheduler stop the ACT service, backup the database (to a specified location?) and restart the ACT service?

 

Mike

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Re: Backing up Sage ACT (specifically version 10) from within Microsoft HyperV

No, it uses a user profile to actually log in to the Act! database and via the SDK (am assuming) it runs a backup mirroring what a user would do manually from the application menu in the application.