Ciscoworks Backup to a network drive LMS 3.0

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Mar 11th, 2008
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I have LMS 3.0 and would like to backup the database to another server/network drive. Is this possible and how do I do it?

In common services would i need to manually type the path: \\<server address>\<drive> ??? or similar???

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Joe Clarke Tue, 03/11/2008 - 09:06
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This is not possible. You _could_ mount the drive (i.e. assign it a letter), then try the backup, but this would be ill advised given that network issues could corrupt your backup. But, if you have a reliable, fast network, it should work.

r.gill Tue, 03/11/2008 - 09:09
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Hmm ill try mounting the drive/share and seeing if that works. Our network is quite stable. However, i do agree with you about corrupt backups. The customer is keen to backup everything to a seperate server....hmm lets see! thank u for your help.

Martin Ermel Tue, 03/11/2008 - 09:16
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another way to go is to store the backup local (as designed by LMS) and setup a script that copies the backup-files over the network. You can also verify that the copy process was successfull (md5 checksum) and schedule the job with at or crontab.

r.gill Tue, 03/11/2008 - 09:18
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yes that wud be useful!!!....hmm i shall see if the customers backup facility does that.... thank u


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