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i am a technical support engineer , and i supply services to many small companies ( usually they have single server and some workstations ) the problem which i face is , on the server when i try to take backup i set everything in  prober way and i set the backup schedual daily and sometines weekly and every thing work fine in the first time, but next day or week when backup operation start it will show message " media has data , do you want to overwrite it " and stop the process untill i click ok
 i dont want this messege to come up , cuz i cant go to the customer daily or weekly just to click ok to this messege, and i cant give administrator password to any employee  to do that so how i can prevent this messege and make the backup operation start at the specific time automaticlly i think there is an option for that but i cant find it  
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When you run the backup wizard you are given the choice of either append the backup to existing backup or to overwrite the existing backup, If you choose to append the backup to existing backups then this would write the backup to the end of the media without overwriting the backup already on the media, for this there has to be enough space remaining on the media.
If you choose to overwrite the existing backup then thats exactly what it will do, by using these options you should be able to schedule the jobs without being asked for confirmation to overwrite the data.
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There are a few more tricks to get a scheduled backup to work properly ...


You cant name the media in the command line unless you have that exact tape's media name each time you run the scheduled task.  for example, if you have a tape called " Friday" then that's what the command line for the scheduled task must use

Most of us require more flexibility...so to fix the problem, you remove the /n option and add the /um option on the command line
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