Windows schedueled backup doesn't start

Posted on 2004-11-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-14

I am using Windows 2000 Server Backup GUI utility with DDS4 tape drive. When I scheduele a job, it prompts me for replacing the data on tape and backup doesn't run until I manually click on Yes. I have unchecked the option i.e. Show allert message when new media is inserted.

I have configured backup using Backup Wizard and following default switches are being used:

C:\WINNT\system32\NTBACKUP.EXE backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\DailyBackup.bks" /n "Media created 19/Nov/04 at 10:50 PM" /d "Set created 19/Nov/04 at 10:53 PM" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "DailyBackup.job" /l:s /p "4mm DDS"

Any urgent help would be greatly appreciated.


Question by:Geforce
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    On the very end of your command ad the switch "/um".
    This will take ANY media and use it.
    Just know,,,,no matter what tape you put in, (like maybe you put the wrong day in) it will format it and use it.

    It essence, it overides you having to manage the media ......Here is an associated link

    Hope it helps

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