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Progressive backups - copying off server while in progress

Question asked by smarty on Aug 7, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2017 by CarstenLevin

Hello all,

I am running fm server 15 on windows 2012 r2. Progressive backups are set to at the default 5 minute interval to a local drive.

I want to copy the progressive backup folder every say 30 minutes to a network drive to have a recent backup to restore from in the event I lose the FM server.

Is this recommended practice? Could copying while a backup is in progress corrupt the backup files, either locally or on the network drive? I don't want to take multiple full backups during the day as it impacts responsiveness so hoped this would be an alternative.