Win32 and Backing up open files
Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Wed Mar 3 02:06:50 GMT 2004
On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 07:07, Jason M. Felice wrote:
> I now fully and completely remember why I hate Windows.
Good. Everyone needs reminding now and then :-)
> ... a program
> under Windows can _NOT_ open a file which has been opened if the
> original opener has not specified read sharing. No matter what.
Yup. That's part of the reason why you have to use "special" versions of
NTBackup/etc to backup Exchange and SQL servers. As these files are
always in use, there is no way you can read 'em.
On a Unix system, you can still access/backup your SQL databases as
files - even when they are in use. Whether that's a good idea I leave
for others to discover the hard way... ;-)
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