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bergerhl
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Post by bergerhl »

I keep getting these warnings on my PST file even after re-booting and all other programs, including Outlook, closed.
[1/3/2011 4:11:28 AM] Warning: Skipping file C:\Documents and Settings\Howard Berger\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Howard 2006.pst
Destination error (code 32). The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. D:\MyDocs and PST - mirror\C\Documents and Settings\Howard Berger\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\Howard 2006.pst.
Anyone have an idea why?
Thanks,
Howard


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Please make sure no antivirus is scanning those files in the same time.
Backing up open files has the following limitations: It works

- only on Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista or Windows 7

- only for users with administrator access rights to copy open files

- only on local hard drives

- only on NTFS formatted partitions

- only if the VSS (Volume Shadow Service) is running and it is properly configured


bergerhl
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Post by bergerhl »

I think I'm compliant in those areas. It did work once, about a month ago, but has been giving me errors since I switched to a mirror backup format. Funny thing is everything else backs up fine except for the Outlook data files (both outlook.pst and archive.pst).


Adrian (Softland)
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Post by Adrian (Softland) »

Hi,
Can you manually copy those files while Outlook is closed?


bergerhl
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Post by bergerhl »

Great suggestion. Tried copying but am getting a message that there isn't enough free disk space - but the drive is 90% free and just analyzed/defrag'd just in case.
Looks like it's not an FBackup issue - any suggestions?


bergerhl
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Post by bergerhl »

Think I figured it out. My PST files are both over 7Gb and FAT32 partition can't write anything larger than 4 Gb so am turning compression back on.


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