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Using MOSS during backup?

  Asked By: Jacques    Date: Mar 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 957

I'm trying to find out what happens in MOSS if we backup using stsadm -o
backup. I understand setsitelock readonly is set by MOSS itself after SP2. But
what does this mean?

For example:
1. Can users continue to use MOSS normally during a stsadm backup?

2. If not, how do users know a backup is in progress (for example popup message
"Backup in progress, limited functionality") ?

3. If a user have documents open before backup commence and try to save during
backup, will that work?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Kaitlyn Clark     Answered On: Mar 22

Please refer the following link below. It might be of some use.

technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262811.aspx

<technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262811.aspx>To the extent I
know, I will answer your questions. But I might be wrong as well.

1. Can users  continue to use MOSS normally during a stsadm  backup?

Answer: Yes, if you specify a *nositelock* switch for the backup  operation.
The above link gives details about this.

2. If not, how do users know a backup is in progress  (for example  popup
message "Backup in progress, limited  functionality") ?

Answer: Users can still continue  to view the website and its contents. But
they cannot do inserts, updates or deletes during the backup (unless
*nositelock
*switch is used, but its not  advisable as it may cause the backup to become
a corrupt one). I believe, they might get a message saying the site is
readonly or something like that, but not sure about it. Please refer the
link below for details.

technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263441.aspx

3. If a user  have documents  open before backup commence and try to save
during backup, will that work?

Answer: Yes, I believe, if you use *nositelock *switch as mentioned in the
above link. But this will make the backup corrupt.

 
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