In article <24a5101c45fd2$06f1fe70$a301280aphx.gbl>,
[email]anonymousdiscussions.microsoft.com[/email] says...Hi. I have recently had BIG problems with nt backup, so I will try to> We have a problem with scheduled backups using the NT
> Backup program. It looks for the backup selection in the
> wrong place. eg. if our selection was
> in "C:\backup\selections\backup.bks" the log will show
> that it can't find "selections\backup.bks" or similar. We
> have tried putting the selection in various places,
> including the root directory, and get the same result.
> Running from a command from a batch file also causes
> this. If the "" symbol is removed from the command, then
> the backup proceeds but does not actually backup any
> files. This has happenned on several machines, also on
> Windows XP machines. One machine running Windows XP runs
> a job in task scheduler each night to backup to a zip
> disk. It fails every time, but if I right click the job
> and select run it works every time. We have been
> frustrated by this for some time now. Has anyone seen
> this problem before?
share some of my knowledge.
First of all, when ntbackup.exe report that it can't find the selection
file, it usually can't find or access a path or file *inside* of the
selection file (.bks). Check if the user credentials that you are using
to run the scheduled job has the access to all of the locations that are
listed in the .bks file.
Another problem is when running a scheduled job, the user credentials
that you are using to run the scheduled job, must have the "Run batch
jobs" privilege (in the group policy, under security), and if you are
trying to run systems state backup, it needs to be in the "backup
operators" group on the local machine.
Also, one another very important thing is: be very careful if you are
trying to edit .bks file outside of ntbackup. If you are using notepad
to edit .bks, do *not* just save the file, but instead use "save as" and
specify that the encoding must be "unicode".
Hope this helps.
The real hell starts when you try to write scripts to automate backup
procedure to tapes....
Zoltan Fekete <zoltanfneobee.net>
Microsoft Certified Professional
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