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How on earth do you search this forum?

Post by simonc8 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:00 pm

I want advice on whether to install Cobian as a service or as an application. I put in a search for "install as service" and the search result was

"The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: install service as."

How are you supposed to be able to search for posts relating to installation or Cobian service if every word you search on is ignored because it's too common?

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Re: How on earth do you search this forum?

Post by cobian » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:32 pm


The search function here seems to have some problems yes... About the service vs application question, perhaps you will find some answers in the help file text:

Application vs. service
A service is a special windows application that runs even if no user is logged on the system. The service can run under a special account (LocalSystem account) or under some other existing account. On Windows NT-based systems is recommended to run this program as a service. You decide if you want to run the program as a service or as an application in the installation program. You can also change the way the program will work from the Options dialog box.

When running Cobian Backup as a service, a problem can arise: if you want to access a shared drive or folder or some non-local resource, you cannot run the service under the default system account. You must run it under an account which has network access (example: the Administrator account). In the installation program, you can choose to configure the service to run under the system or other account.

Another difference is that you cannot terminate a service the same way you close an application. You stop/start a service using the Control Panel - Administrative tools - Services icon. You can also control the service from the Options dialog box.
Luis Cobian
Cobian Backup's creator and Developer

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