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  • #11531

    MVanBerlo
    Participant

    I’m wondering which files I should be backing-up — Right now I’m copying the “set of books” and the “workstation” to CD. Should I be backing up the whole NV file instead?

    If I should be backing up the whole NV folder, then I need to delete the old NV1 files which were previously installed in that folder. Can you give me a list of files that I need to have in the NV folder, I’m afraid to delete anything in case they are NV2 files.

    #13281

    MSchappler
    Moderator

    A typical NV2 installation would appear as follows from a command prompt:

    01/19/2006 02:54 PM

    .
    01/19/2006 02:54 PM
    ..
    03/13/2006 01:20 PM
    demobooks
    12/30/2005 07:59 AM
    nv20.dat
    02/07/2006 04:45 PM 9,481,275 nv20.exe
    02/23/2006 05:22 PM 19,827 nv20.log
    04/18/2005 04:29 PM 51,200 nvexport.msg
    05/16/2005 11:08 AM 98,456 nvexport.npl
    05/16/2005 11:08 AM 1,861 nvexport.prc
    01/19/2006 01:56 PM
    server
    12/30/2005 07:48 AM
    template_ca
    12/30/2005 07:48 AM
    template_us
    03/13/2006 01:20 PM
    workstation

    You can use the command prompt command DIR in your NV directory to compare or use windows explorer.

    NV1 books are located in a file called DATAD.NV whereas NV2 books, server, and workstation database files are located in files called database.* (database.0 database.1 etc depending on the size of the datbases).

    I suggest that you create a new folder on the root of your hard drive and copy the file structure in your NV directory over to your new folder as a backup before deleting files from your NV folder/directory.

    Regards,

    Martin

    #13295

    ASydney
    Participant

    Martin,

    What is the best way to automate backup process to backup books hosted on a server?
    We are considering to shut down the server, run backup and then start it back on.
    It this scenario, what command should we use in comand-line mode to stop and to start the MV2 server?

    Thanks,

    Alex

    #13296

    ASydney
    Participant

    Martin,

    What is the best way to automate backup process to backup books hosted on a server?
    We are considering to shut down the server, run backup and then start it back on.
    It this scenario, what command should we use in comand-line mode to stop and to start the NV2 server?

    Thanks,

    Alex

    #13299

    MSchappler
    Moderator

    Alex,

    To start the nv2 server from a command prompt, enter the following:

    C:nv2_servernv20.exe -server (note: this is on my system)

    To stop a process under windows XP and 2000 enter the following:

    taskkill /im nv20.exe

    I suggest that you look up taskkill on your windows system for more elegant ways of identifying the NV20.EXE process on your system.

    Starting and stoping the NV2 server will be automated in NV2 in a future release (not sure if it will make it in the 2.08 update) of NV2. You’ll be able to pick your start and stop times within the NV2 server program.

    Regards,

    Martin

    #13420

    DRiitano
    Participant

    Is there the potential to corrupt the database (especially if it is being accessed) using ‘taskkill’?

    Oh, I am running Version 2.08 SP8… is there a version with backup in it yet?

    Thanks,
    Dave Riitano
    MCSE

    #13423

    MSchappler
    Moderator

    Dave,

    The next version of NV2 (2.09) I’m told will have a backup menu choice from the NewViews 2.0 windows menu.

    There is a possibility. End tasking NV2 leaves a files called database.recovery.hdr and database.recovery.0 which are used for recovering the databases. If these files are erased or not written to the disk then recovering the application database can be very difficult if sent to us for review.

    Always exit NV2 properly either by using File > Exit NewViews or ALT + X.

    Regards,

    Martin

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