Perform a file backup for a persistent database.

For an overview see page File_Backup


    MCO_RET	mco_disk_backup(	/*IN*/ mco_db_h db, 
                    /*IN*/ char const* db_backup_path, 
                    /*IN*/ char const* log_backup_path);


db The database handle that was established by mco_db_connect()
db_backup_path The path and filename for the backup database file
log_backup_path The path and filename for the backup log file


This function allows applications to copy the database and log file for a persistent database. The database can then be "restored" by simply specifying these backup files in the device definition and opening the database in the normal way. Note that the application performing a file backup must use log type REDO_LOG.

The file_backup_delay parameter passed to mco_db_open_dev() can be adjusted to specify the delay in milliseconds between writing backup blocks in order to minimize backup impact on performance.

Return Codes

MCO_S_OK File backup completed successfully.
MCO_E_DISK_INCOMPATIBLE_LOG_TYPE Invalid database log type. Only REDO_LOG is supported by the backup
MCO_E_DISK_OPEN Unable to open backup files*
MCO_E_DISK_READ Unable to read the database or the log file*
MCO_E_DISK_WRITE Unable to write the database backup or log file*
MCO_E_DISK_CLOSE Unable to close the log or the database backup file*

*These errors indicate a file system failure or possibly invalid file names


    Application snippet:
    const char * dbname = "SimpleDb";
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
        mco_db_h db;
        MCO_RET rc;
        mco_device_t       dev[4];
        mco_db_params_t    db_params;
        char * db_file = "SimpleDb_backup.dbs";
        char * log_file = "SimpleDb_backup.log";
        rc = mco_db_open_dev( dbname, simple_get_dictionary(), dev, 4, &db_params );
        if ( MCO_S_OK != rc )
            rc = mco_db_connect(  dbname, &db );
            rc = mco_disk_backup( db, db_file, log_file);


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