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Microsoft Backup won't append seperate backup files.

Posted on 2003-11-26
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Microsoft Backup will not allow me to schedule a daily backup that creates individual files for each day that the backup runs.
I want it to run the backup each day and create a seperate file for each daily backup job.

I want to use Microsoft Backup because it allows me to backup the Microsoft Information Store in Exchange.
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Question by:pcspcs
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by:LucF
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Hi pcspcs,

You can use a daily backup wich backups to one file (named daily_backup.bkf) and make a batch script wich you can run before:

del c:\old.bkf
ren c:\7.bkf c:\old.bkf
ren c:\6.bkf c:\7.bkf
ren c:\5.bkf c:\6.bkf
ren c:\4.bkf c:\5.bkf
ren c:\3.bkf c:\4.bkf
ren c:\2.bkf c:\3.bkf
ren c:\1.bkfc:\2.bkf
ren c:\daily_backup.bkf c:\1.bkf

Greetings,

LucF
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You can expand this batch script as much as you want.
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by:pcspcs
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Can I make this work for a tape drive?
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by:LucF
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hmmz, as far as I know => NO
But don't you use different tapes for each day, if not: you should. It's dangerous having only one tape.
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by:pcspcs
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I'm sorry, I meant to ask you how can I get the software to append the file to tape without prompting me.
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by:LucF
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I have no idea... :-(
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by:LucF
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Glad to help
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