NTBackup (or tapeware) with windows XP, /um switch equivalent
Posted on 2005-03-01
I'm trying to configure a backup system using either Tapware (which I have basically given up on) or NTBackup in Windows XP Pro. The user has a Certance 4mm 12/24gb DDS3 Drive and around 5 tapes.
I've read through the tapeware forums which don't help!
I need the back-up system to overwrite the tape in the drive, regardless of which tape is in each day. The user is quite happy with this and plans to change the tape every few days, but does not want to be bothered by which tape to use.
Essentially, he wants a backup to run each day on any tape.
I have found various articles online which refer to the windows 2000 native backup backup utility which suggest I can use the /um switch to ignore which tape is in the drive and overwrite it. The problem is the user's machine is Windows XP Pro, for which the backup utility has no /um switch listed!
I'm trying on my own PC to set this up, I'm using an OnStream ADR Drive for testing purposes, thus the "miniQIC" in the example.
ntbackup backup "@C:\bobs selection.bks" /v:yes /hc:on /m normal /l:f /p "miniQIC" /um
I've tried running this from the command line, however I get an invalid media error in the backup log!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.