[Box Backup] archiving the backup-store

Ben Summers boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 21:55:45 +0100

On 13 Sep 2005, at 21:45, Marshall Buschman wrote:

> Ben:
>  I'm deploying box backup for a corporate client with about 20  
> workstations.
>  I'm creating a system whereby the store can be backed up to DVD-RW(s)
> on some kind of regular interval.
>  I know it's not strictly necessary, but this is for the client's
> peace of mind. We're moving them off of a tape-backup system and the
> client needs to be able to take the store home with them at night.
>  So, what would be the best way to approach this? I'm looking for a
> way to pause the store so that I don't stop it in mid-backup of some
> file. I need a clean snapshot of the store.

I would just archive the store, and not worry about making sure it  
happened when the server was quiet. Data is written in an atomic  
manner, and even if you do get something a bit out of date it's  
nothing that bbstoreaccounts can't fix.

Try it, and see what happens.