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Using NTBACKUP command in a batch program

I use the NTBACKUP windows NT 4.0 command in a batch program to make a copy of the database files to a tape.
It works perfectly if the tape is inserted when the batch program is launched. But the program stops when it doesn't detect the tape: the backup is not done and database management Software is not started.

How can I detect the tape or handle this anomaly to avoid this situation?

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silva_jp
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NickMorganCommented:
What do you want to happen?
NTBACKUP obviously cannot perform a backup to tape if there is not tape in the drive. What is the bit about the database management software? Does this just run after the backup has completed? Does it need to be in the same batch script?

Cheers,Nick
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wlaarhovCommented:
A friend of me once programed a tool in C++ that was able to give the tape streamer status back in an errorlevel.
The different outputs where 0)tape and streamer ok 1)no tape 2)tape write protect 3)tape read error, and perhaps a couple more.
It can be used in a batchfile, and was used to allert system admins of streamer status 1 hour before the actual backup.
I can ask if he is willing to give you the tool.
If so I'll get back, and ask for your email address to send it to.
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wlaarhovCommented:
He said it's ok to give the tool away, so just give an email address to send it to.
to get all things clear, this tool runs BEFORE Ntbackup, and makes the dissision for you if it is ok to start the backup procedure or just skip it.
I will send a sample batch along with the prog.
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silva_jpAuthor Commented:
TO: wlaarhov

I'll appreciate your help.
My email address is: silva_jp@yahoo.com.
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silva_jpAuthor Commented:
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silva_jpAuthor Commented:
Thank you, wlaarhov.
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