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Getting Ntbackup to use any provided tape

Hi,
What is the simplest way of getting ntbackup to do an automatic full daily backup 5 nights per week using whichever tape that is in the drive at the time?
Cheers,
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tangerine27
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myin68Commented:
Schedule the full daily backup (NT Backup uses Task Scheduler and you schedule thru NT Backup) and tell it to overwrite the media.
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tangerine27Author Commented:
If only it were that simple.... When I do that ntbackup produces the following log:
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Cannot locate the specified media or backup device. This backup operation will terminate.
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What I need is a way to NOT specify the media name e.g. "Media created 10/2/2007 at 10:05 AM - 1" but to use any media whatever its name.
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myin68Commented:
NT backup requires that the tape media be directly connected to the machine you're trying to backup.  If that's not the case, backup to a file on the computer that does have the tape backup connected to it, then backup the file-backup to tape telling it to overwrite media.
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tangerine27Author Commented:
The tape drive is connected to the server running ntbackup
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myin68Commented:
Specify a media pool to be used, and then make sure all your tapes are added to that media pool.
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tangerine27Author Commented:
Thanks
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cgbentCommented:
you can also use if you want the /um flag... works great if you have problems detecting media
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