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Back-up and restore frome within VB5

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Is there an OCX which make it possible to make back-up's from within VB5. So it must be possible to back-up and restore the databases from my application
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by:mark2150
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Umm, dunno if I'd use BACKUP/RESTORE that comes with DOS/Windows.

Are you trying to go to floppies, tape, LAN or duplicate on disk?

Simplest would be to use the database compaction function in Access and save old version for later. This gives you a backup and cleans up database at same time.

Call busy("Please wait," + vbCrLf + "Repairing Database" + vbCrLf + "DO NOT INTERRUPT!")
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On Error GoTo skipkill
Kill "ltdata1.mdb"
DBEngine.RepairDatabase "ltdata.mdb"
Name "ltdata.mdb" As "ltdata1.mdb"
Call busy("Please wait," + vbCrLf + "Compacting Database" + vbCrLf + "DO NOT INTERRUPT!")
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DBEngine.CompactDatabase "ltdata1.mdb", "ltdata.mdb"
Call unbusy
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reply = MsgBox("Database maintenance/compression complete, old data file is: LTDATA1.MDB", vbOKOnly, "Database Maintenance")
GoTo drain
' =================
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' Here on file not exist on kill
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skipkill:
Resume Next
' =================
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drain:

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by:mark2150
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You could also use PKZIP/PKUNZIP (or WINZIP) for same task.

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chewhoung earned 150 total points
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If you want a FREE OCX for zipping and unzipping, here's one:
http://www.download.com/PC/Result/TitleDetail/0,4,0-54622,1000.html

or search ZIP at:
http://www.download.com/PC/Activex/0,271,0-0,00.html
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