NTBackup being a PITA
Posted on 2006-06-05
have an interesting one for you all
2003 R2 setup as single Domain Controller for a store domain - everything works perfectly the same as the 100 or so sites i have, except for one thing, NTBackup......
we have a backup script that runs at 11.30pm every night. as a scheduled task......it doesnt work
let me clarify,
this script stops two services and then does a full backup of a local drive and the system state. In virtially every other site, this works fine, script runs and backs up to a DDS drive just fine. Howerver on this server, the scheduled task runs, and nothing happens, no errors, no logs, no backup...... if i right click on the task and run it, away we go, everything works fine just as it should, so i know its not the script.... on another R2 install identical to this one, the script runs fine! The task says it has run but the logs show no reference to it running or failing!
I have tried the scheduled task under diferent users, but its not permissions as i can run it fine manually, i have tried the HP software and that also works fine, i have formatted the tapes using NTBackup so its not a header issue
i have checked out the ms hotfix but it is supposed to be fixed in SP1 and the fact that the same disk was installed on 2 different machines and one works - leads me away from an install problem
does anyone have any clues on what the hell is going on with this machine!
i have the same problem on one R2 server, one standard 2003 install and 1 2000 Server - exactly the same symptoms! all up to date with patches and servie packs