Backup in windows 2000 server

Dear Experts,

I have a Windows 2000 server for file storage only, I installed a HP DAT drive for backup. I am using the windows 2000 backup, but when I tried to backup a certain folder with the different files inside the folder the log says Backup completed but when I tried to access the backup tapes, it only copies the folders but there is no files omside the folders. What could be the problem?


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JamesDSConnect With a Mentor Commented:
aris03
Daily means it will only backup files changed today, try setting it to normal and trying again.

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JamesDSCommented:
aris03
NTBackup cannot handle open files, so if the files were in use at the time, they will not be backed up.

Either stop the application that keeps the files open or get a backup tool that will handle open files. Veritas BackupExec v9 with Advanced Open File Option is an excellent choice for windows servers.

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aris03Author Commented:
james,

the files were not used during the backup schedule because no one is the office....




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JamesDSCommented:
aris03
try specifically backing up one of the files in question.
Check that the backup tool has access to the files

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aris03Author Commented:
james

what do you mean by "files in question"?
I tried backing up one file but still it only make a backup on the folder where that specific file is located...but there is no file


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JamesDSCommented:
aris03
Under tools/options have you selected 'normal' or 'copy' as the backup type?

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aris03Author Commented:
james...I select the daily as the backup type...
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aris03Author Commented:
ok james..I'll try to change it today..then I will let you know tom...k? thanks for ur help
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JamesDSCommented:
aris03
Welcome, let me know how it goes

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aris03Author Commented:
James,

It works!!!! thanks...


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JamesDSCommented:
aris03
Welcome, glad to help

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