Yeah, that's what I was thinking as well.
In theory, if I backup the portal server on top of the prior desktop the
engine should only transfer the delta. Since Sharepoint runs in an exchange
type DB, does that affect more of the backup file? A Backup of a sharepoint
portal is peformed via a VBS msdmback.vbs. I THINK it exports the data to a
flat file. Thus the delta might be small.
If I choose to "add" the file to the existing zip, the process should ask if
I want to overwrite the existing file in the zip. In affect overwriting the
existing backup. BUT will the zip delta be huge because the process of
zipping.....that is the question.
Then again I coudl simply not zip the 10gb backup file and try using the RDC
engine to just transfer that delta.....
I guess it all comes down how Sharepoitn 2001 backups and whether the engine
can distignuish the differences between the old and new backups.
Post by Dave Mills
I would think that almost every element of the zip file gets changed. If you add
a 20k file at the start then the zip file will start with that file and this
will displace the data for ever other part of the zip file. Appending only
modified data may help leave the bulk intact so that DRS can take advantage of
data would On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 09:09:54 -0700, "Bob Williamson"
Post by Bob Williamson
We run Sharepoint 2001 (soon to be SharePoint 2003). I have a batch file
that backs up the SharePoint store and then zips it and overwrites the
backup from the night before. The SharePoint document library consists of
about 90,000 documents and is about 2gb zipped.
My questions is, will the RDC engine be able to only send the differences
with a file like this?
There are 10 type of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.