Perhaps this question is out of place and if so I apologize..
Could someone please explain to me why a special 'agent' is needed when
backing up a MS sql database? What is the purpose of this agent....i was
told it handles 'open files', but since the backup happens in the eveing
when the database is not being used, then why is it necessary.
Specifically, I am using backup exec to back up my server. Ive added a sql
database and the vender wants to sell me the sql agent (not inexpensive) and
id just like to understand why this is necessary.... (I'd ask the vendor for
more explanation, but well..they are salesmen and not always to be