Does anyone know if Panorama is able to tolerate a “fuzzy” backup and use this type of backup if a restore from such a backup is required? We use Chronosync to backup Panorama daily at 1 am in the office. There have been 2 times where we had to restore one of the Panorama databases from the Chronosync backup, both times successfully. However, any changes made during the day since the previous backup are lost.
I asked Econ Technologies, the Chronosync vendor if it was able to take “fuzzy” backups (a backup with a file(s) open and he did state that Chronosync is able to due a backup unless another application has an exclusive lock on a file, in which case a “file in use” error will be issued. Does Panorama put an exclusive lock on a file if it is open on perhaps only when it is being written/saved? If not, then we would like to schedule a mid-day Chronosync backup so that is a restore situation should arise the number of changes lost would be minimized rather than having to use the lose all changes since the once daily 1 am backup.
Any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.