It's not necessary. A "cold" backup may go a bit faster than a warm one, but there is no difference otherwise.
Thanks Russell, most helpful, never like shutting any application down as BAU as you never know if it will come up again and also our Tableau use is 24x7. I'll get our backup scripts updated.
I am trying to write a batch script which will backup Tableau Server using tabadmin command.
However, I want to specify backup location as a different server. I do not want to use copy( or xcopy ) command.
Something like this:
tabadmin backup <Another_Server>/D:/Tab_bkup -d
Is this doable?
Also , is there a tabadmin command that will compress the backup file.
I've never tried this - I'm sure a mapped drive would work and potentially a UNC path would, as well.
Why don't you want to xcopy the file to the remote server? I'd be more worried about (file corruption) problems trying to do the initial write of a big file over the network than saving the file locally and then copying it.
I agree, file corruption would be an issue . I wanted to place my backup file in a different server. I will use xcopy instead.