08-21-2014 11:31 AM
My normal backup program wont backup my .adf and .alf files. I cant copy them either because SQL is running (don't know how to shut off all the services... How can I back them up? I know I can backup the whole database into a zip file, which I do!
08-21-2014 09:29 PM
The best thing to do is use the ACT! scheduler to dackup the ACT! database to a public location and have your backup program backup that.
08-22-2014 06:10 AM
You did not mention what program you were using to do your act backups.
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I use ACT! to manually backup my databases and personal file items daily. ACT! / File/ Backup / Database , etc...
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08-27-2014 10:47 PM
as others stated, the best way to make a backup in ACT is to use the ACT sheduler. (it will create zip files that can be backuped by your default product.
if you still want to make a backup with your default product you need
1. the ACT7SQL password & your Backup product must support SQL backups
2. you need to shutdown the ACT SQL7 Service upfront to the backup, then the backup can run, and backup the database, then after the backup you need to start the ACT7SQL service again.