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Re: rsync hanging on Access MDB file

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Spiro Trikaliotis
<> wrote:
> Hello Greg,
> * On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 12:26:17PM -0500 Greg Freemyer wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Spiro Trikaliotis
> [shadow copies on Windows]
>> I don't use Access, but in general good applications should support
>> being quiesced. ?They do that by registering with the VSS service.
>> Then when a shadow copy is requested, vss first notifies all
>> registered apps to quiesce themselves.
> Yes, I forgot about that. This might work, at least with newer versions
> of Access.
> There might be a caveat, though: You can remotely use MS Access to
> access an MDB file on a file server. You can even do it multiple times,
> having x instances of MS Access access just one file on a remote server.
> Can a remote application register with the VSS service on a completely
> different machine?

No idea, but given vss is standard microsoft stuff, it is very feasible it can.

FYI: registering like this is one place I think Windows is ahead of
Linux.  And Microsoft has been supporting the whole process since they
brought out vss way back with Win2003.

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