A client of mine has a W2K Server with an external Lacie 160 GB USB 2.0 hard drive matched to the size of the internal hard drive. Only 19 GB is in use on the applications and data volume to be backed up.
We set up NTBackup (the built-in backup program) to run a nightly job to back up the volume to the Lacie drive.
The job terminates after 15 GB has been backed up. The error says NTBackup encountered an end-of-media error, yet there is plenty of space on all drives - the C drive has 8 GB free, the D drive has about 130 GB free, and the Lacie drive has about 130 GB free.
I tried running the job several times with the same error. I also deleted the .bkf file NTBackup is writing to, thinking it might be corrupt, knowing that NTBackup would recreate it. No change.
Any suggestions other than buying an expensive commercial program like the Veritas Backup Exec or CA Arcserve products?