NT backup and mapped network drives

Hi everyone,

I have a problem with NTbackup 2003 SBS. The server is one of many production VMware guest severs on a host machine. I need to backup the SBS server DATA files to another server’s hard drive that is not on the domain but connected via a router on a different subnet. I have created a user named backup with the same login and password credentials on both sides. I created folders for each day of the week. I can map a drive to the "target" machines folders (meaning where I want the backups to go). The problem is when I log out the network drive is no longer connected. Is there anyway I can maybe add to or write a script to have NT backup map a drive before the job starts to that the job will run successfully?
quippeeAsked:
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Steve KnightConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultancyCommented:
To add to that slightly ... Easiest way is to schedule the backup using NT Backup. Then call up the scheduled task and you have all the command line you need for your ntbackup program.  Copy and paste that into notepad with a net use command before it complete with user and password, i.e.

net use x: \\server\share /user:username password /persistent:no
ntbackup.exe ......
Save it as mybackup.cmd say then change the path in the scheduled task to be the bacth file.

hth

Steve
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inbarasanCommented:
Dear quippee,
You can write a scheduled task to execute the batch file which has "net use h: \\servername\share" before the backup starts as you know scheduled time of the backup.

Hope this helps

Cheers!
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quippeeAuthor Commented:
So I should create the bath file but how do I get NT backup to call on the batch file any help with this would be appreciated.
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
(I mean NT backup shcedules just appear as a standard scheduled task in the control panel applet)
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quippeeAuthor Commented:
Nice I will do that
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quippeeAuthor Commented:
I think I have the netuser command wrong can you take a look:

net use x: "\\10.2.1.39\DanDolan" BU\Mon /user:backup password:12323 /persistent:no
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
net use x: \\10.2.1.39\DanDolan /user:backup 12323 /persistent:no

Don't know what bu/mon is but the above should do it.  net use /? gives the syntax too.

Steve
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quippeeAuthor Commented:
Here is my whole syntax when I run it in the command line windows NT backup opens up but then just closes.



net use x: "\\10.2.1.39\DanDolan BU\Mon" /user:backup password:12323 /persistent:no
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\Full Data.bks" /n "Full Data" /d "Full Data" /n "Full Data" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "Mon BU" /l:s /f "X:\Mon\FullBU.bkf"
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quippeeAuthor Commented:
I figured it out thanks for the help
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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
No problem, glad it helped a bit
Steve
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