Microsoft KB Archive/250392
Article ID: 250392
Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006
- Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1
This article was previously published under Q250392
You can use the Viabackup tool (Viabackup.exe) to back up the X500db database when your Microsoft Metadirectory Services (MMS) server is running and the database file is open. Viabackup blocks write operations to the Zoomserv folder while it is making backup copies. You can run Viabackup from a command prompt or as a scheduled event.
You can view the current command-line option by running Viabackup.exe with a /? or -? command-line switch.
- The -path command-line switch.
Specifies the path to which the copied files should be placed or restored. If no path is specified, the files are copied to a Viabackup subfolder of the Windows Temporary folder. For example:
viabackup.exe -path d:\mms\backups
- The -restore command-line switch.
Restores the database from a set of backup files. If no path option is specified, the files are copied to a Viabackup subfolder of the Windows Temporary folder. For example:
viabackup.exe -restore -path d:\mms\backups
- The -force command-line switch.
Backs up or restores all files, regardless of the time stamp. Typically, Viabackup.exe performs an incremental backup (or restore) replacing only those files that are different from those in the source (either in the Backup folder or the Zoomserv folder). For example:
viabackup.exe -path d:\mms\backups -force
Creating an Online Backup of MMS Server Data
- At a command prompt, change to the Zoomserv\Bin folder.
- Type the following command:
viabackup -path d:\backupfolder
After you back up the files, the next backup you perform is an incremental backup. If you want to do another full backup, use the -force command-line switch.
Restoring from Backup
NOTE: You must stop MMS before restoring from backup.
- Stop MMS by typing the following command at a command prompt:
net stop "zoomit server"
- Change to the Zoomserv\Bin folder, and then type the following command:
viabackup -path d:\backupfolder -restore
- After the files are restored, start MMS by typing the following command:
net start "zoomit server"
Note that the viabackup -restore command restores to the currently configured zoomserv folder. If you are restoring to a clean drive, you first need to run the setupsvc -path f:\zoomserv command.
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