Can I backup the database while in production ?

Yes, RAPID supports three mechanisms to backup the system, all work while in production. The first is a meta data backup, where the structure of the system can be backed up without the data. The second is a regular incremental backup that can either be invoked interactively or via a schedule. Finally there is ActiveBackup. This will take a backup of the ‘active’ portion of the database. This is a very fast backup of the ‘active’ portion of the database and can be used to create a working copy of the database for quick restoration.