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How to backup a Crystal Server

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I would like to be able to backup a Crystal Server so that all reports including scheduled tasks, settings etc are retained and can be fully restored in the event of a server failure.

Is there any built in facility to accomplish this? Do I need to copy a certain folder/s?

I have Crystal Server XI on a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller so using imaging software i.e. Ghost/ACronis wouldn't work as you can't restore DC's from them.

Any help mucha appreciated!
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Did you get this one sorted?

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There is a guide (not very explicit) on the Crystal SAP Support site, which talks about backups - file attached.

I used a batch script to stop the necessary services, copy all relevant files and folders and finally restart the services - code attached.

Hope this helps others out there too!




@echo Stopping Crystal Server Services...
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} STOP BOBJCentralMS
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} STOP NtFrs
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} STOP BOBJCrystalReportsCacheServer
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} STOP BOBJJobServer_Report
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} STOP BOBJCrystalReportspageserver
 
echo Backing up Crystal Server Files... 
xcopy /h/f/y/s/i "\\{Crystal Server}\c$\Program Files\Business Objects\*.*" "\\{Backup Server}\Data\Backups\CRYSTAL\%date:~0,2%.%date:~3,2%.%date:~8,2%\"
 
@echo Starting Crystal Server Services...
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} START BOBJCentralMS
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} START NtFrs
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} START BOBJCrystalReportsCacheServer
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} START BOBJJobServer_Report
 
SC \\{Crystal Server} START BOBJCrystalReportspageserver
 
exit

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Backup-and-Recovery-Best-Practic.pdf
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Thanks thats just what i was looking for :)
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