?
Solved

MSBackup & Scheduled Tasks

Posted on 1998-12-01
6
Medium Priority
?
210 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
Have a full backup and 3 incrementals to run on a regular schedule.  However, cannot figure how to set up command line for backup job(s) in Scheduled Tasks.  Would like to set up 4 backup jobs in scheduler.  Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:gbuck
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:krantz
ID: 1648222
gbuck,

Are you trying to use the Microsoft Scheduler that comes with Windows or are you trying to use the software that comes with the Backup Hardware?

-Krantz
0
 

Author Comment

by:gbuck
ID: 1648223
Microsoft Scheduler.  Also noticed that MSBackup requires(?)someone to press the start button.  Found some documentation the other night that indicated that you could not get around the pressing of the start button.  I am looking for total unattended operation.  On Seagatesoftware.com, they have a Backup Exec which has a scheduler. It appears to work, but there is a cost involved($49).  So I'm still interested if what I want can be accomplished with Scheduled Tasks and MSBackup.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:krantz
ID: 1648224
gbuck,

Didn't your tape backup hardware come with some software.  As far as I know most tape hardware come with the software that can do what you want.  Please e-mail me at krantz@mediaone.net and I will see what I can do.

-Krantz
0
WordPress Tutorial 4: Recommended Plugins

Now that you have WordPress installed, understand the interface, and know how to install new parts, let’s take a look at our recommended plugins.

 

Expert Comment

by:altalingua
ID: 1648225
I saw the same note you apparently did about not being able to automate backing up. Seemed very bogus to me, since I could do it in Win95 by putting the name of the backup file on the command line. Anyway, my new computer came with BackupExec, and its scheduler works like a charm. It is worth the money for unattended backups. Good luck.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
krantz earned 150 total points
ID: 1648226
gbuck,

Sorry for the long delay with posting this as I have been quite busy lately.  Here is the answer re-post as you suggested in our offline e-mail.  Ok...now I know what you are trying to do.  In that case BackupExec will not work for you as it only supports backups to a tape drive.  What you will want to use is a program I found a few weeks back called "FilebackPC".  It is an excellent program and allows backups to multiple different devices, i.e. Zip, Jazz and other hard drives.  This program is shareware, but only costs $20 versus the $50 for BackupExec.  There are other programs out there but none of them support scheduling events, as well as, the rest of the goodies that come with this program.  This file can be found at http://www.winfiles.com

Happy Holidays,
-Krantz

0
 

Author Comment

by:gbuck
ID: 1648227
good alternative solution.
0

Featured Post

Video: Liquid Web Managed WordPress Comparisons

If you run run a WordPress, you understand the potential headaches you may face when updating your plugins and themes. Do you choose to update on the fly and risk taking down your site; or do you set up a staging, keep it in sync with your live site and use that to test updates?

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Configuring Remote Assistance for use with SCCM
This article shows how to use a free utility called 'Parkdale' to easily test the performance and benchmark any Hard Drive(s) installed in your computer. We also look at RAM Disks and their speed comparisons.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Suggested Courses

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question