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AppSense: Lurking in the Shadows – Backing up PSTs with DataNow 4.0 ShadowSync


If you’ve been keeping abreast of recent advancements in DataNow, you may have seen my recent post about backing up PST files using Environment Manager and a collection of scripts to get DataNow to sync these files without running into some of the issues around copying in-use PSTs.

DataNow 4.0 introduces a new mechanism which makes using scripts or additional backup applications to sync PST files a thing of the past.

A Recap of the Problem

PST files are notoriously difficult to back up because they are locked by Microsoft Outlook while they are in-use, making it impossible to copy or sync them conventionally.

If you’ve ever tried to take a copy of an open PST file manually you will have seen a message similar to the following:

Read the entire article here, Lurking in the Shadows – Backing up PSTs with DataNow 4.0 ShadowSync
via the fine folks at AppSense.

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