Backup Strategies

Backup is done in a very unconventional, but more stable way than what you may be used to. It cannot be backed up by normal "file copy" programs that many IS groups use. This is because the transaction log must be "made dirty" into the database and truncated. Special SQL commands must be sent to the database engine on the server by a proprietary program for these things to happen. If your system was setup by On Time Support, your server is most likely backing itself up if you are using Windows NT Server or Windows NT Workstation on your server. For those that are using Windows 95/98 and Novell, the special program must still be executed, but it must be done manually. See our applications note "Backing up your MET/BASE Server" to learn more about how to set this up on your system.