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Re: Archive::Zip[ing] a very active directory

by jfroebe (Parson)
on Oct 11, 2010 at 20:43 UTC ( #864699=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Archive::Zip[ing] a very active directory

Check out Shadow Volumes - part of windows XP and higher. They will create a snapshot where you can backup the files you need.

Jason L. Froebe

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Re^2: Archive::Zip[ing] a very active directory
by Marshall (Abbot) on Oct 12, 2010 at 21:12 UTC
    The link above didn't work for me, but Wiki - Shadow Copy has a pretty good description to get started. Should work on Win 2003 server. These things can have some significant performance issues - so ymmy.

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[Corion]: Mhmm. I'm writing a database export, and two supposedly identical files compress to different sizes... So either the order of rows is different (which would be OK) or something else is bad (which wouldn't be OK). I guess I have to test with smaller tables

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