How do you read the log file of ntbackup on Windows 2000?

Posted on 2005-03-30
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When using /l:f or l:s (logging for full or short, respectively) with ntbackup on Windows 2000 service pack 4 .V01 files are generated and they are not ascii. I have read all the documentation I can, there is no mention of a utility to read these files, however there are some vendors willing to sell some. Microsoft must have included some means of reading these files.
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by:Naser Gabaj
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Carlo-Giuliani earned 2000 total points
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Those are not log files.  They are on-disk catalog files.  Have a look at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249120/EN-US/

The log files (full or summary) are ordinary text files with a .LOG suffix.

I hope this helps,


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