Solved

Cant restore data from tape using NTBACKUP

Posted on 2006-06-29
4
601 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi Chaps,

Right…  For backing up data on a Windows 2000 domain we are using NTBackup.  The problem is that when attempting to restore data from a tape we are prompted to insert a tape with a previous date when the tape I want to restore from is in the drive.

The way round this is by stopping the Removable Storage Service and deleting the .bak files located in the WINNT\system32\NtmsData\ dir which clears the library.  Although this resolves the problem you can imagine it becomes a pain in the A…. as every time I want to restore data I have to delete the .bak files and this deletes the library as well.

Does anyone know why that when I insert a tape I want to restore from I am being prompted to insert a different tape?  The only reason I can think of is that for some reason the library is getting its knickers in a twist?  If this is the case how can it be resolved?

Mark
0
Comment
Question by:mlbeattie
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:cvsadmin
ID: 17010497
ntbackup has issues from the nt4 days, while they have resolved some of it, you still see instances like this.

In most cases i suspect that you are right at the cusp of being over the backups, have you looked at the ntbackup logs, do they show success, go through the log with a fine toothed comb.

I have used NTbackup on thousands of sites with little issues as long as your data set is about 3% less than the native capacity of the tape.

What about compression, is there an issue when its reading the .bak files on the tape or the marker blocks?

You may also want to switch to a more inustry standard such as backup exec 10d

Regards,
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
rgutwein earned 125 total points
ID: 17027991
Have you updated the Drivers for you Tape Device?  Seems like there could be a compatibility issue with the older driver used with the NTBACKUP.EXE utility.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mlbeattie
ID: 17049892
Thanks rgutwein... have updated drivers and this seems to have resolved the issue.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:rgutwein
ID: 17049911
Great!
0

Featured Post

Secure Your WordPress Site: 5 Essential Approaches

WordPress is the web's most popular CMS, but its dominance also makes it a target for attackers. Our eBook will show you how to:

Prevent costly exploits of core and plugin vulnerabilities
Repel automated attacks
Lock down your dashboard, secure your code, and protect your users

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Having issues meeting security compliance criteria because of those pesky USB drives? Then I can help you! This article will explain how to disable USB Mass Storage devices in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Concerto Cloud Services, a provider of fully managed private, public and hybrid cloud solutions, announced today it was named to the 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors Of The 2017 Cloud  (http://www.concertocloud.com/about/in-the-news/2017/02/0…
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question