ntbackup to file with compression
Posted on 2005-04-19
When using ntbackup on Windows 2000 Server is there any way to force compression when backing up to a file?
The option is greyed out. I've noticed that sometimes with a mounted tape drive or Iomega Zip/Jazz drive, the compression option is available for backups with a file destination instead of tape. I am hoping there might be a registry hack that will force compression.
I've tinkered with using external & internal drives. I like using the backup utility for smaller (4-5GB) CAD file backups. I was hoping to use compression to make the backup files fit on a single DVD. Using ntbackup is preferred for these smaller backups because I can restore quickly onto other servers or a freshly installed server that does not have BackupExec installed.