Solved

when to back up server 2003

Posted on 2006-11-01
3
241 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
The tape backup on our server died. We were doing tape backups at night when no one was logged ontp the server. I need to back up the server and was going to use cd's until I get a new tape drive. Can I do a backup when users are logged on or should I wait until after hours. I intend to do a full backup.

Thanks,
John
0
Comment
Question by:loserbrewer
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Jay_Jay70 earned 50 total points
ID: 17855260
wait till they are off, that  way you dont have issues with open files etc
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 17855275
If you can fit your backups on CD or even DVD, why are you using Tape?

Since you have to come up with a new backup solution, you might want to read over my backup comment - it really was a comment but it grew into an article.

http://www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/backup.asp
0
 

Author Comment

by:loserbrewer
ID: 17855571
The back up will take multiple cds. The tape is set up to backup in the middle of the night, so it has never been an issue, that is until the tape drive died.

Thank yo for the link,
John
0

Featured Post

Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Moving Files servers to DFS 11 62
inactive users 13 89
inplace upgrade from Windows 2003 R2 to 2012 8 114
Using VBScript. How to obtain the recomended paging file size? 8 88
Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question