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Backup ACT 2008 in server environment

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Backup ACT 2008 in server environment

I'm using ACT 2008 Pro on a server with about 8 clients. I've been backing up using one of the terminals but heard somewhere that in order to be able to restore a backup using this version of ACT that I need to shut down SQL and do the backups from the server install.

 

Luckily I've not yet needed to do a restore to find out if this is true, but I would sure appreciate it if anyone had some input on this and post the correct backup procedure.

 

Thanks in advance

Nickel Elite Contributor
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Re: Backup ACT 2008 in server environment

This may help with your back up needs. Its free. http://fillstaff.com/backupfolderspro.html  - Cheers - FSB

Bill Williams - Owner/Consultant/Trainer at Fill Staff "ACT! FOR RECRUITERS"
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Re: Backup ACT 2008 in server environment

@Fillstaff,

 

The link takes me to a nice Act Backup organizer. But it doesnt seem to address the concern.

 

What I am wondering about is does SQL need to be shut down whe backing up to get a file that is fully restorable when using on a different install?

 

If my server crashes or gets contaminated and I need to do a complete reinstall, I seem to recall something about the SQL backup being machine specific. If so, would that make restoring the backup an issue under this example?

 

I could be wrong but any comments would be appreciated.

 

 

Nickel Elite Contributor
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Re: Backup ACT 2008 in server environment

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I have never heard of having to stop the sql server.

Use ACT! / File / Backup / Backup Database

My Backup folders Pro allows you to better manage your backups.

you dont want any syncing going on at time of backups - so perhaps stop sync services.

also you dont want any online auto backups running at time of backups.

Bill Williams - Owner/Consultant/Trainer at Fill Staff "ACT! FOR RECRUITERS"
Manage Your ACT! Backups http://fillstaff.com/backupfolderspro.html - FREE
BIG ACT! LAYOUTS for Larger Monitors www.bigactlayouts.com
Protect your Files & Folders with Folder Lock Pro by New Software http://download.cnet.com/Folder-Lock/3000-2092_4-10063343.html