after a real dr-case some months ago (one weekend of work and bad headache with groupwise) I now have played around with dbcopy and restore-areas and found it easy to apply. I used dbcopy /b gwx:\grpwise\po gwx:\grpwise\ra\po. The initial backup of the po put some load on the server and took some time, but all runs afterwards took less than 5 minutes. So I thought about doing this as a cron-job every hour during the day and give all users access to the restore-area, to help themselve.

So far I found some advice here in the forums about deleting the static data from time to time, but I did not get the point why. As far as I understand the principle, dbcopy is doing this incrementally, so why should I clean out the complete restore-area. Is there something getting stale?