Sun Java System Instant Messaging 7.2 Administration Guide

Performing a Backup

While the configuration information does not change frequently, the Instant Messaging end-user data changes rapidly and to prevent any loss of end-user data you should back up the Instant Messaging end-user data on a periodic basis. You need to perform the backup before running the installation program and the uninstallation program.

To backup the end user data and the configuration information you do not have to stop the Instant Messaging server as all the disk commits by the server are automatically performed.