Backup Server 2003 Data to another Server


I tried to backup users database to another server hard disk, I have received this error message "Cannot copy Advance Payment Form: There has been a sharing violation. The Souce or destination file may be in use"

All the PCs here OFF, why I can't copy over the file to another server hard disk? Why the file may be in use even no body to open it.

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Something is clearly using it. Server2003 can be a tad annoying at times. I have a file on my server I couldn't delete for nearly a week.

TO find out what files are in use by a process, get Process Explorer from

To find out what processes are accessing a file, get File Monitor from

These are Very Useful applets to have available anyway. They don't even need "installing", just a single EXE in each case so easy to carry aroundon a ramstick or similar.

My bet - it's the index-your-files-to-make-searching-easier wiget trying to index the database. Daft...

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What type of database is it? If SQL server, then it is open and you can't just copy it like that.
fox404Author Commented:

No, is a document files like Word and Excel.

Try using robocopy, a free command line copy tool, which has many options and is very good in copying difficult copy files. it is part of the M$ resource kit tools.
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