Can I use BackupExec to backup the Citrix Access database?
Posted on 2008-10-10
I'm trying to put together a Disaster Recovery plan for our Citrix farm. We are running Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 w/ the latest Service Packs. We still use the default Access database (mf20.mdb).
We are using BackupExec 10d Rev. 5629 w/ SQL and Open File agents.
I setup a "BackupToDisk" device (a shared folder that resides on another Citrix server). I created a daily backup job using this B2D device, which copies the entire Citrix IMA directory to this location.
The job is quick, takes about 30 seconds (it's less than 10 MB of data) and is always successful.
Is this a support way of backing up the IMA folder and the DB files that reside within it?
I realize that there is a special "dsmaint backup" command that I can run... But this also seems to be another way to accomplish my goal, only it's easier.
Can someone weigh in and let me know their thoughts on this? The reason why I like the idea of using a BackupExec job is because I can have the daily job log e-mailed to our Backup Review staff to make sure the job is going off successfully.