Re: Backup and Data Security
- Hi Bill
Did you manage to get the .bat working in the background, even with
the task-scheduler ?
Here It works OK if I clik on the desktop shortcut, but like Pete,
no way I can avoid the DOS-window to pop-up when using the task
scheduler (even if I try pointing on the shortcut, it automaticaly
goes back to the .bat)
Not extremely problematic but did someone find a way around?
(opening .bat properties, does not give access to "run minimized"
--- In N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Coleman N2BC" <n2bc@s...>
> To make the batch file "invisible", Under properties for theshortcut to
> the BAT file, change RUN to Minimized.a Command
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Pete Smith" <n4zr@c...>
> To: <N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 7:47 AM
> Subject: [N1MM] Backup and Data Security
> > Regarding use of a DOS script to copy a database file -- opening
> > Prompt window is fine for a one-time operation, but if you wantto have it
> > done periodically, you need to use the Scheduled Tasks toolwhich can be
> > found under All Programs|Accessories|System Tools, in Windowsversions
> > back at least to Windows 98. Its Advanced scheduling optionslet you set
> > it to perform a task repetitively (every 5 minutes, 30 minutes,hour,
> > etc.). I have not yet figured out how to make this happen inthe
> > background (without opening a Command Prompt window) but thewindow is
> > open so briefly that it is only a very minor annoyance.a rescore,
> > If you want to do a one-time backup quickly - before performing
> > for example - you can just put the batch file on your desktopand double
> > click it there. MM does not have to be closed to run the batchfile.
> >necessary to buy
> > Pat raised the idea of repairing an .mdb file. It is not
> > Access to have this capability. MM's "File|Copy and CompactDatabase"
> > function will solve some problems, and there is a standaloneMicrosoft Jet
> > utility accessible through the link under "File|Repairing acorrupted
> > database (Internet)". For those who don't have the Internet onthe shack
> > computer, the link isUS;273956 . The
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-
> > advantage of the utility is that it does not have to open thedatabase in
> > order to repair it.MM uses the
> > I agree with Terry AB5K on the inherent reliability of the way
> > database engine - in the year-plus that I have been activelyhelping with
> > users' problems, I have opened and used my Test.mdb at least athousand
> > times, with virtually every variety of screwed up .ini fileknown to man.
> > I am still using the same Test database. I had to do the "Copyand
> > compact" repair on it once, for some minor problems that did notaffect
> > the DXLOG table. I have also repaired probably a half-dozenusers'
> > databases, using one of the methods above.feel
> > Taken together with the transaction log that Tom is writing, I
> > confident that MM will have data protection second to none.
> > 73, Pete N4ZR
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