Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

DiRT backup open files?

Using DiRT 4.0.2 to backup a production system. Does it stop unity services before it backs up? How does it handle open DB files? Is it generally permissible to perform DiRT backup during business hours. Thanks

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Cisco Employee

Re: DiRT backup open files?

DiRT does not require the system to shut down when backing up (this is covered in the help file - link below). It uses standard exposed SQLDMO functions for backing up databases which "snapshot" current conditions - it does not matter if it is open and being accessed at the time. Restoring, of course, is an entirely different matter.

It's fine to do DiRT during business hours but I wouldn't do that as a rule since it DOES chew up the CPU pretty bad - it's best to schedule backups off hours if you can.

The home page for DiRT has links to the help file and training videos which you should review prior to use:

http://www.ciscounitytools.com/App_DisasterRecoveryTools.htm

1 REPLY
Cisco Employee

Re: DiRT backup open files?

DiRT does not require the system to shut down when backing up (this is covered in the help file - link below). It uses standard exposed SQLDMO functions for backing up databases which "snapshot" current conditions - it does not matter if it is open and being accessed at the time. Restoring, of course, is an entirely different matter.

It's fine to do DiRT during business hours but I wouldn't do that as a rule since it DOES chew up the CPU pretty bad - it's best to schedule backups off hours if you can.

The home page for DiRT has links to the help file and training videos which you should review prior to use:

http://www.ciscounitytools.com/App_DisasterRecoveryTools.htm

98
Views
5
Helpful
1
Replies