NTBackup on Windows Server 2003 occasionally fails to start up.
Posted on 2004-10-08
I use NTBackup to do daily scheduled backups on my Windows Server 2003 system.
About 10% of the time, NT backup simply fails to start up.
It isn't scheduler that is failing to start the task (the task also contains a script to email me, and this always happens); rather NTBackup.exe is called, but just doesn't load. No errors are thrown, nothing is logged in Event Log.
Occasionally, when I click NTBackup from the start menu, it will also fail to load. Almost like you hadn't clicked it. Then, you click it again, and it will load fine.
There server is a Dell PowerEdge 600; pretty bog standard.
Anyone have any ideas?