Using built in back up in 2003 server

Posted on 2005-03-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a question on that everytime I set up a back up job whether its going to disk or tape.
It never save changes or files that have been added to the system. I don't have this problem using veritas only the built in stuff.
I know it must be a setting somewhere when creating the back up job.
E.g. I can have it backing up 4 files , if I had a 5 file it doesn't get backed up or the changes to the 4 file for argument sake.

Thanks for any info offered
Question by:TerenceC
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ID: 13617077
You need to backup the folder with a wildcard. Don't select the files themselves, just choose the folder.


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ID: 13618465
I'm using the built in windows 2003 server back up. Is there a place to use wildcards. Because I'm just selecting the folders right now.
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Sorry for the delay in looking at this again, I haven't had a chance to get on a server that I could play around with.

NTBACKUP selects folders only - therefore as long as you have selected the folder only then it should pick up anything located in that folder. I have just done it, added files to the folder and it was successfully picked up. What type of backup are you doing? Normal, dif something else?



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ID: 13745487
That is what I'm slightly lost on.
Whether it should be copy , dif or something else :).
Because I only select folders and I don't see changes or added files.

Thanks for your last reply
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ID: 13747948
A normal backup is what is usually selected. This backs up the entire content of the folder and also clears the archive tag on the files - indicating that they have been backed up. If you then came along and did a diff backup then it would pick up just files that have been changed since the last full backup.

A copy is the same as a normal backup except it doesn't clear the archive tag.

It is odd that your backup doesn't pickup new files. I did some tests and the backup job picked up files that I dropped in to the test folder quite happily.

Perhaps you should post the command that you are using for the backup job and we will see if there is an error.


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