Backup Problems!

desgibtsdochnetdesgibtsdochnet Posts: 7Member
edited 2009-11-16 in Navision DOS
Hello togehter

We´ve got Navision 3.56A and i want to make a backup on a NTFS partition.
The Problem is, it works in one time. After this Backup it doesn´t work again :cry:
I get a error message " not enough disk space, choose another space for Backup #-o" ( I translate, because it´s the german version). But there is enough space (15,7GB) !!!
The Database size is 5GB

The Computer where i want to do my backup is a Windows XP Prof.
What can i do to have always a secure Backup? I made a new Partition with Partition Magic (D:\) . In this drive (15,7GB) i want to make a backup by my Navision Client on C:\.

Hope for Help

THX

Andi

Comments

  • Tommy_SchouTommy_Schou Posts: 117Member
    Hrm.. sounds odd!

    Have you tried making the partition smaller? E.g. 8GB so see if it's the sheer size of the partition that Navision can't handle?

    You are sure you are using the Navin.exe file and not Navi.exe?

    You are sure you have selected to make a backup to the Hard-drive and not the floppy drive?

    Sorry if the above seems like dumb things to ask, but it's a long time since I used The Navison DOS version and since it is and elderly program it may behave oddly in moderne environments. :-s

    I tried making a backup on my own Windows XP box with NTS partition with 28GB of free space and it worked like a charm.

    Hope you get your backup problems solved.
    Best regards
    Tommy
  • RainerRainer Posts: 132Member
    Hello there,

    The problem is your Navin.exe file. Its to old, find the newest version, I think its from 1998.

    The problem is, that the "system" cannot "read" the full size of your harddisk, therefore N3 "think : here is not space enough for a backup"
    Kind Regards

    E-mail: info@rainerbay.dk
    Skype: rainerbaydk
  • ridczakridczak Posts: 8Member
    Rainer wrote:
    Hello there,

    The problem is your Navin.exe file. Its to old, find the newest version, I think its from 1998.

    The problem is, that the "system" cannot "read" the full size of your harddisk, therefore N3 "think : here is not space enough for a backup"

    Yes, I have the same problem when I want to make a backup on a network drive, local works fine. Where can I find newer version of Navi.exe???
  • RainerRainer Posts: 132Member
    To ways to find the latest exe-file; at some of your customers or at Navisions homepage. It shouldt be possible to find an englisgh version somewhere, I just have danish versions.
    Kind Regards

    E-mail: info@rainerbay.dk
    Skype: rainerbaydk
  • tomharrishtomharrish Posts: 5Member
    Dear All,

    Is there any ways or any 3rd software that can do the schedule backup for
    Navision's database?
    I know only a software name "Backup Utilities" from http://www.expandit.com can do
    it. I'd tested it and it worked very well. It's the software that look like
    generating the login and configuration script and then automate launching the
    Navision Client program and automate backup the Navision Database by using
    the existed backup menu.
    It costs 600USD for standard edition and 1,200USD for Professional edition.
    It also has the trial version to download and try.
    It's quite expensive, so does anyone have any another ideas how to do the
    schedule backup for Navision Database?
    Regards,
    tom
  • RainerRainer Posts: 132Member
    If you still mean the DOS based Navision 3.56, You should find STOPSERV.EXE in the databaseserver program folder.

    This program will stop the Navision service from your Services and you may after that copy the "physical" database.

    As I know you have to make a CMD file ("batch-program") to do the work for you.

    Example: (long time since I did that !!)

    <folder to database server program\STOPSERV.EXE
    COPY <database> <backupfolder>\

    Otherwice you can make a CMD file and use command UNINSTALLASSERVICE, COPY database and then again command INSTALLASSERVICE.

    Its really long time since I did that, but I hope you find help.

    Kind regards
    Rainer
    Kind Regards

    E-mail: info@rainerbay.dk
    Skype: rainerbaydk
  • David_SingletonDavid_Singleton Posts: 5,367Member
    Just fork over the $600 :whistle:
    David Singleton
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