I have a big question and some few issues (I hate backups)
1) what is the procedure / implementation of a backup that will insure me that if a server crashes I can start from scratch using the backup- Do I need to keep indexing on a separate file , back up system state - how do i restore ..etc... I will appreciate an elaborate answer that will cover the ntbackup tool of Microsoft 2000 server and backup exe on 2003 server
2) I try to use the ntbackup tool on 2000 server but I get messages that the backup cant recognize the cassette , I try to format the used tape but i get the message "please check the removable storage ..." or "the tape doesn’t support" .
when I tried to backup up from other server I get the message the cassette is full although it supports 12g and I am backing only 6 gb of data from 20 gb .
3) Backup exe on 2003 server cant find a d$ partition
* any suggestions for a good backup software ,...