Are you sure that you have a consistent Navision backup? Just one missing record can prevent a successful restore of the entire Navision database. That's why Navision's own backup feature checks the consistency of the database.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a special data structure which requires the use of NAV’s own backup function. However, using the standard NAV backup functionality by itself can be both a hassle and problematic: NAV’s built-in backup function cannot perform a scheduled, automated or unattended database backup and does not check for consistency.
ExpandIT Backup Utility enables scheduled, automated, consistent and reliable backup and restore of NAV from Navision Financials 1.1 to NAV 2009 SP1 using the built-in backup feature.
Consistency is Important
While ExpandIT Backup Utility will back up the NAV database, it also does more: It performs a consistency check of the running database.
Why is that important?
Microsoft Dynamics NAV’s data structure will prevent restore of an entire database if just one record is inconsistent.
What is consistency?
In NAV terms, consistency means that each individual record makes sense to the bookkeeping system.
Single-entry bookkeeping? — No thank you!
What does this mean?
It means that if you are making a backup of your server including the NAV database file (.fdb) or if you are making a SQL Server backup, then your backup file is not tested for consistency.
Backup Utility has not been reviewed by any customers.
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