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Backup Question Dealing with changing files

Discussion in 'Data Protection' started by morefood2001, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. morefood2001

    morefood2001 Active Member

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    The other day I was doing some research on Windows Shadow Copies for backing up system files in Windows that constantly change.

    I'm curious, when doing a full WHM Scheduled Backup, mysqldump runs along with gzip and tar. I'm sure that mysqldump uses something like volume shadow copy to copy a changing database without errors. What I'm not sure about is, do the files in each account copy from a snapshot at the beginning of the copy traversal, or do they copy in order, meaning any changes are seen and copied when the traversal gets to the files.

    I know this is a bit confusing, but I'm really curious to know.

    Thanks,
    Phil
     
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