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CaliberRM database backups with date rotation

CaliberRM database backups with date rotation

Problem:

CaliberRM database backups with date rotation

Resolution:

Attached to this article is a simple batch file named CRMBackup.bat that will create date-stamped CaliberRM backups and will place a similarly-stamped copy of the Versant database"s current profile.be file in the same directory. The script places these files in C:\CaliberRM_Backup by default, but can easily be modified to point to any desired directory.

If a Java Development Kit is installed, the script will also use the JAR utility to compress (ZIP) the files and then will delete the originals. This step can be replaced with a call to any other utility that can perform file compression (LZ*, RAR, BWT, etc.) from the command-line, such as WinZip, 7-Zip, bzip2, and so forth. The Versant database backup files compress extremely well (typically to 5-15% of the original size) so it is highly recommended that they be compressed to save storage space.

To run the script, simply save the file to a convenient location on your hard drive and invoke it from a command prompt, from the Windows "Run" box, or as a Scheduled Task.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • This script is provided as-is, and is intended only to provide an example. It should not be relied upon in a production situation unless it has been thoroughly tested, vetted, and approved for use in each customer environment.
  • The script does not perform any checks to confirm space is available or whether any step succeeded, and does not replace the need for true off-site backups.
  • This script MUST be run as the Windows User that created the Versant database (run dblist to find the creator). Failure to do so will result in a small, meaningless SQMDB.bak file being created.
Related documents:


Old KB# 15725

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