Cant restore data from tape using NTBACKUP
Posted on 2006-06-29
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?