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Running a full ntbackup (/normal) from an XP Pro pc on the network.
Backing up 1 Maxtor NAS drive to a 2nd Maxtor NAS drive.  It fails about 30% through around the same place but not on the same file.  This has worked for months, but now fails.
Theres ample disk space.  It says in report - error cant write to device (or similar)
Ran diagnostics on both NAS drives for errors, quick scan (which was only option) reported both drives as healthy.   THe script was recently replaced - could some option need to be set, or unset? Other ideas?
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by:alester
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Drtony2,

Could you past your script here? Did you try to connect both NAS drives direct to the computer  using a cross cable? If you tested both drivers with no error, than could be some error on network.



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Also, have either of the drives been recently replaced/repaired?  How large are the drives?  It sounds like the drive is timing out and shutting down.  We have had that problem before with some NAS units.
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I read these right away and have not been able to get into system to get script.
Drive hasnt been recently replaced or repaired.  It is a Maxtor 200GB drive.  It does sound very much like drive is timing out/shutting down.  How did you resolve?

I havent been able to get back into the server, but its just the 'ntbackup' command with /m:normal /v:no, /rs:no /hc:off /n "media" /f "filename" /d "description" parameters.
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