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I've created some code to make a backup of my database backend. I've tested it and it seems to work fine, I just have some questions about it's use. Here's the code:

Public Sub backupBackend()
Dim TestFile As String
Dim strReplFile As String
Dim copyFromLocation As String
Dim copyToLocation As String
copyFromLocation = "S:Trust 2 AnalysisData"


It will be triggered by a button push. It creates a batch file to do the copy operation and then delete itself.

In an ideal world I would schedule the backup at a safe time through the Windows scheduler, but our IT department won't allow me to do so.

The concern I have is that we could potentially press the backup button while a user is performing an action that writes/modifies data. If this were to happen would my backup potentially contain corrupted data?

If so, is the workaround to simply press the backup button when nobody is using the database?

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