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comment SQL Server 2008 Express - “Best” backup solution?
+1 One more bit of info: Don't forget to mention the instance name via the -S ".\SomeInstance" if you get login errors from sqlcmd.
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
@Jim: Yes it does, but only for locked files on a file-to-file basis. What I need is all files on the drive in a consistent state. But this won't happen unless a) the indexer does not run or b) I have a snapshot copy, like the ones VSS can make.
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
@Robert: This as true for this approach as for any other kind of backup. I will follow up as soon as this is through staging.
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
@jackbean: I've created a script that does something similar for Windows 2003, since I did not find anything convincing on the Internet so far. Have a look at my answer.
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
@Fred: That's what I did, using a VBScript and a Microsoft command line tool. See my answer.
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
@John: It turns out that I can. Have a look at my answer!
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
@mh: I have posted my script. It has become a bit larger than I intended it to, but it works well and is convenient to use. Have a look! :)
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
diskshadow is Windows Server 2008, AFAIK.
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
The amount of changes is around 60GB per day, in terms of a differential backup. Regular service outage is long enough to annoy users occasionally, maybe "hours" was a bit exaggerated. My point is - when I backup the VSS snapshot to tape, then I have everything I need to restore data successfully. I am working on a script that does what I need currently, it's looking quite promising. I will post it here when done.
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comment How to use a Volume Shadow Copy to make backups
I refuse to believe that this is impossible. I don't need complete "snapshot of the system", only a point-in-time copy of a single volume. I am roughly aware how shadow copy works internally, and I am aware that it can be used to make backups of in-use files (prominent examples on the net are Exchange or SQL databases).
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comment Windows Service: Can I configure the current working directory?
@fission: Yes, it does mean I accept your answer. ;) It's not what I had hoped for, but it is as close as it gets, I guess.