Adam's right--St. Bernard's Open File Manager may be an option for some.
However, Open File Manager only works with Retrospect 5.0 for Windows, not
Retrospect 4.2 for Macintosh.

Matthew Tevenan
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation
925.253.3050 
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> From: "Adam Cohen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 21:13:43 -0500
> To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> Subject: RE: Backing up FileMaker Pro 5 on a PC
> 
> Another option is to use a product called Open File Manager from St Bernard
> Software (www.stbernard.com).  Backs up all open files no matter what they
> are.  OFM assentially takes a snapshop of the open file/s then deletes the
> snapshot after they are backup up.  This product even can backup the NT SAM
> files and an Exchange Post Office while open.  It works very well and takes
> little resources.
> 
> I use it with all my NT Servers.  In my office we run a Filemaker 5 database
> for customer tracking and billing.  OFM handles it with no problem.  So nice
> not to worry that a database or any other file is open.
> 
> Version 6.2 of OFM does work with Retrospect.
> 
> Adam Cohen
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf
> Of Jon Gardner
> Sent: Friday, February 25, 2000 6:11 PM
> To: retro-talk
> Subject: Re: Backing up FileMaker Pro 5 on a PC
> 
> 
> on 2/25/2000 4:33 PM, Aaron Kopel at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
>> I am wanting to back up FileMaker Pro 5 databases that are hosted on
>> a WINNT machine. I was curious as to some other people's strategies.
>> I am running into the "file open" problem. We are using retrospect 4.2
> 
> Set up a server script in FileMaker Pro to backup the databases just before
> the Retrospect backup is supposed to happen. Retro will be able to read the
> backup files, since they won't be open.
> 
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