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How can I get ntbackup to show items in the Backup\LTO Ultrium media pool so they can be restored

I am attempting to restore data from an LTO Ultrium 4 backup tape. The backup was originally done via NTBackup. When I attempt to restore the data that was backed up, I am unable to view or select the ...
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What would cause this error nightly during NTBackup (SBS 2003)?

I am getting the following warning message on 510 different files (always the same ones) every night: WARNING: Portions of "[INSERT FILENAME HERE]" cannot be read. The backed up data is corrupt or ...
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157 views

How to restore Windows 2003 using a system backup? Didn't work for me

I have had an easy time testing system restores with ASR NTBackups. I wanted to try what I thought was an alternate approach provided by windows 2003 for full system restores. Using NTBackup, I made ...
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533 views

NTBackup Commands

I am pretty unfamiliar with doing NTbackup via command line but I have a user who had someone setup his computer to backup to a 1TB external drive. The backup command looks like this: ...
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1answer
371 views

ntbackup asks for a free media LTO-1, but shouldn't

I'm facing this problem: on Windows 2003 server STD, I can't safely perform unattended data backup on tape (HP LTO-1 drive) because it asks for a free media tape after 90GB of data written. The ...
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1answer
285 views

How to set the Backup Identification Label of a job in NT backup using the command line

I'm using NTBackup on a server 2003 R2 system, to backup to a file over the network, using a batch script. What I'm trying to do is to change the name of the backup set as displayed in NTBackup's ...
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551 views

NTBackup (on WS2k3) fails to backup remote server (WS2k8R2) with “ Error: is not a valid drive, or you do not have access.”

We run an NTBackup job on a Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 with all updates (as of Q4-2011). It works well backing up two WS2k3 servers as well as the backup server itself. However, we have been unable ...
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252 views

Remove old backup.bkf 's backups

I always used ntbackup on WindowsXP for saving my data on a daily basis. My backup type is incremental. Now my external hard disk storage is full. How can I delete old backups?
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1answer
61 views

When writing remote data to a tape is the local drive throughput a factor in backup speed?

I'm working on a project to speed up our daily backups. I've mapped out the nodes that the data passes through from start to finish as best I can looking for bottlenecks. I am not sure if I should ...
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2answers
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How do I erase a tape with NTBackup on Windows Server 2003?

I am trying to get NTBackup under Windows Server 2003 to perform a backup to tape. But when I start the job I always get the error "There is no free media with the selected type." As a first ...
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5answers
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Monitoring NTBackup / Windows Server Backup using Nagios passive checks

We're monitoring several (~40 so far) servers using Nagios 3, and after some massive headaches trying to check event logs and text logs and so on with active checks, I've got NSCA installed on our ...
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2answers
129 views

most trouble/hassle free way of running a backup of a server

We're running windows server 2003 and as of now, we are using NTBACKUP - however, we are looking for another tool, preferably something free which offers mediocore features. The reason we want to ...
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196 views

How to access SQL files from a BKS file?

I have a BKS file that is around 20GB. How do I extract the MSSQL files from that? Thanks
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1answer
275 views

Backup VSS Issues

I've got this server, and we've been having VSS issues for quite awhile. We've tried every form of re-registering the VSS drivers we can think of. NTbackup won't run a system state backup vssadmin ...
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1answer
543 views

using windows shadow copy for folders, files

it seems only R2 versions of W2k3 and W2k8 support folder, file level VSS backup. In regular Windows server editions only volumes could be backed up. is there any links or doc to confirm this ...
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1answer
159 views

ntbackup crash corruption

I want to backup my domain using differential backup on ntbackup, question is what if my computer crashes in the middle of the backup, would that corrupt my previous one? Thanks.
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1answer
533 views

Hyper-V host backup failing using Windows Server Backup

The host in question is a Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter edition host with 64GB of RAM set up as a dedicated Hyper-V server with a 2TB backing store attached via a PERC 5/e controller to a Dell ...
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5answers
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System State Backups using NTbackup fail with error 0x800423f4 (relating to volume shadow copy)

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 running Service Pack 2. It is a domain controller (Global Catalog) and our main internal DNS server. We run a System State backup of the machine to back up Active ...
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3answers
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ntbackup fails to save to NAS under windows sbs 2003

I created a backup plan to backup to a NAS via UNC (\\192.168.x.y\backup\pdc) on our Windows 2003 SBS, which stops after 1 sec with this error: "The operation was not performed because the specified ...
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9answers
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Output/pipe ntbackup directly to GPG

Currently, we can perform and encrypt a Windows backup with ntbackup and GPG in 2 separate steps in a batch script, as below: ntbackup backup "@selection_file.bks" /f "backup_file.bak" gpg ...