mastlog.ldf and other locked files - 11-06-2005 , 02:41 PM
Whenever I back up my laptop, I get a series of messages that the files
in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Data
folder such as mastlog.ldf are being used by another application. The
backup stalls until I manually tell it to skip these files.
Is there any way to identify what application is using these files?
I am running WIndows XP.
Re: mastlog.ldf and other locked files - 11-06-2005 , 03:57 PM
<reachdani (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote
database whether or not other applications are in use.
If you want to backup SQL databases then the best way is usually to use the
SQL BACKUP command. That's doubly so for Master. If you want to back them up
via the file system then shutdown the SQL Server service first - I assume
that won't be a problem on your laptop.
SQL Server MVP
Re: mastlog.ldf and other locked files - 11-06-2005 , 04:06 PM
Looks like BCM = Business Contact Manager, a option for Microsoft Office
It seems to use MSDE to store data. MSDE is the free version of SQL Server.
Mike Epprecht, Microsoft SQL Server MVP
IM: mike (AT) epprecht (DOT) net
MVP Program: http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
"David Portas" <REMOVE_BEFORE_REPLYING_dportas (AT) acm (DOT) org> wrote