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Problem backing up to a network share using NTbackup?

Hi Experts,

I am using NTbackup on a Windows 2003 server to backup my Exchange server.  I am backing up to a network share that is located on a usb hard drive attached to my DC.  When I run the backup manually it works fine.  However when I schedule it to run it fails with the following error:

Backup Status
  The operation was not performed because the specified media cannot be found.

I checked to see if the task scheduler service was started and it is.  Why is this happening and what are my options?

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DaleFrazier
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that1guy15Commented:
what user are you using to run the backup? you might not have the drive mapped with that user.
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
admin
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brittonvCommented:
If you click on it in scheduler and choose run now does it work?
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
yes
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brittonvCommented:
Try using the unmanged switch:
http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=2265
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kristinawCommented:
generally, a 'network' drive is only available when a user is logged in, correct? aren't they profile specific?
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
I think you are right kristinaw.  Given that, is there a way to make this work
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
Is it possible to use task scheduler to run a batch file that would
1.  log in the admin
2.  run the backup
3.  then log out the admin

What would it look like?
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kristinawCommented:
is the usb hard drive attached to the dc because you are sending everything there? couple of options i can think of, easiest might be to just get a little usb drive for the exchange server (or something similar). I'm assuming you do not have enough space on the exchange server itself to write the file locally?
kris.
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
only one hd on the exchange server.  Actually I think that the backup program does login to do the backup.  When I schedule the job it asks for a username and password.
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kristinawCommented:
ya, but i'm not sure it necessarily creates the networked drive for you. i've seen this issue before. i can't recall, but can ntbackup backup to a unc file path? rather than a mapped drive?

kris.
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DaleFrazierAuthor Commented:
I don't know.  I'll give it a try.  Thanks.
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