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    Posted: April 21 2007 at 7:28am
Hi,

Does anyone know of a more cost effective method of scheduling a navision backup besides keepitsafe http://www.keepitsafe.ie and Expandit(www.expandit.com). I have tried both keepitsafe seems to work the best but for the amount of licenses we need it works out at 50k per year!!

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 What version are you running? I run a windows scheduled task every night using Hotcopy.exe. This comes with Navision and is located in the installation directory of your C:drive. It's simple and it's free!!!!

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hi, interested in your 'hotcopy' procedure. I read a little about it in the nav manual. Could you describe how you set this up. And is the backup as small as the backup made by the backup program from within navision? Only our database is currently 30gb and it won't fit on a tape unless its the compressed backup. Do you have to stop the navision service before starting the hotcopy?
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There is a free tool available on mibuso named DW NavBackup, or here http://www.dynamicsway.com. It's still in beta version, but soon will be fixed. Take a look at it.
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My company Gemini Tech has just developed a product for backing up Navision cside db's. it also compresses the file and will ftp it to another location or machine. it is almost ready for release.  let me know if you are still looking
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The only product known to guarantee a completely consistent, shrinked and compressed backup is the Backup Utility from Expandit.
Doing the backup from outside Navision (Hotcopy for example) doesn't care of any integrity in the database, it just does a copy of the .fdb file. The Backup Utility even look for damaged sectors in the part of the hard disk your .fdb file is in.
After a real disaster with an unrestorable Navision database you start being careful with the kind of things you don't consider when you only need a backup to be done Big%20smile But, what happens when it can't be restored?

Read this and you'll see what i mean.


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Why the only? NavBackup seems has more functionality and it's free of cost?!?
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Hi,

with this tool HotCopy.exe, did anyone have problems before ?
i use it and it crash after 4 hours while saying in the log file : an other process had access to the db !

my db is 50GB big and 90 users are working on it. Could that be a source of problem ?

here is my .bat command to plan the backup :
HotCopy.exe source="xxxxxxx" destination="xxxxxxx" servername=xxxxx user=xxxxx password=xxxxx osauthentication=no dbtest=minimum cc=no nettype=tcp description="Manual Navision backup" email="xxxxxxx" >H:\HotCopy\blablabla.txt

when manually started it says : testing keys ...

and crash 2 hours later while generating the up-quoted log file.

do someone have an idea ....except switching in SQL server !

thks

Gael

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Proferp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2008 at 8:34am
There are solution for Navision Backup, called Navierra Backup http://www.navierra.com the price is 320EUR - fully functional 30-day trial is available on mibuso or their site.
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contact iPractice LLC at www.ipracticellc.com and develop a custom backup utility at a very low cost
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