Copy constantly locked files over network?
Posted on 2011-02-23
My question is plain and simple, I need to copy the .mdf file of SQL server while it is are running - via network. A quick copy paste says it's not possible because the file is in use. Hobocopy doesn't work via network - I know about the backup database, but at the moment I have no access to the SQL server and I just want to backup the whole database in run time. I have administrative privileges on all the machines present on the domain, including the one I'm trying to copy the file from.
How can I proceed?