i wish to operate a routine backup of my database from the java application. i am really thinking about a cron job within quarta movement to fireplace the backup copies in the specified time, but i'm not sure if thats the correct and many efficient method of doing it. are there more ways i'm able to get it done? and it is there anything i ought to consider??

You actually can certainly do that.

If you wish to have database backup observe that all databases have devoted backup tools, so an exterior cron job may suit you too.