|Title: ||Starting and stopping NT services|
|Author: ||Michael Marxmeier, Sam Plumer|
Q: When using scheduled backup whith Bachup Exe
on Windows NT-server I dont get the database.vol and log
files backuped. They are in use and skipped.
You need to shut down the eloqdb6 service. Eloquence
uses the standard Windows NT service API and this can
be used to shut down eloqdb6 cleanly.
Sam Plumer added:
The Windows NT Server Resource Kit includes a full set
of service control tools for the command line which
you may find useful in this case. It is also possible
to use the "net stop" and "net start" commands to
stop/start any service running under NT.
These commands must be run in appropriate security
context, and are part of the basic NT command set (not
the Resource Kit.) For more details, see the NT help file.
For a list of running services, type "net start" at
the command prompt.
Example backup script:
net stop eloqdb6
insert backup command here
net start eloqdb6
Note: This works with any service which conforms to
the MS NT Service API. Also, be cautious of dependencies,
as some services interact with others, which will result
in all dependent services stopping when one service is
stopped. If you see other services shutting down when one
service is stopped, you will recognize that dependencies
exist. This also implies that order is significant when