The purpose of any data backup is to protect data integrity. Periodically backing up application data allows a Server Administrator to recover from problems or to roll back a database to a prior point in time.
There are several ways to back up data controlled by a FairCom Server:
When possible, FairCom recommends shutting down the server periodically to allow a full backup. This has the advantage of simplicity, since all files can be backed up and restored without using the transaction logs to ensure the data and index files are synchronized. This is especially helpful for applications that do not use transaction control to maintain database integrity. The Administrator can simply restore the files and continue operation.
WARNING: Files under FairCom DB control should never be copied or backed up using third-party software while FairCom DB is operational.