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NTbackup script help needed (failing on weekends)

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Hi, I am running NTbackup on SBS Server 2003. It's running fine Mon-Fri but not working on Sat & Sun. There is a Full backup on Fridays and Diffs the rest of the week. The issue is that on Saturday and Sunday, the backup tape is not taken out of the machine so NTbackup is unsuccessful and gives this error:

"Cannot locate the specified media or backup device. This backup operation will terminate."

here are examples of the Friday backup script that works and then the Saturday script that fails:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Spring 2007 Backup Selections.bks" /n "05 Friday FULL Backup" /d "05 Friday FULL Backup" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "05 Friday FULL Backup" /l:s /UM /p "DLT"

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Spring 2007 Backup Selections.bks" /d "06 Saturday DIFF" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m differential /j "06 Saturday DIFF" /l:s /p "DLT"

How can I change things so that the Saturday backup will write to the same tape as Friday backup, and append it's data so as not to overwrite the Friday Full backup?

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