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Running the Advanced Options on ntbackup, I only see two options - "Append this backup to the existing backups" and "Replace the existing backups."  Is it possible to do something a little fancier, like naming the backups Monday, Tuesday... and then overwriting these?
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The default back up tool that comes with XP is pretty hopeless for anything other than simple backups. I get around the fact that you cannot specify the name of the backup to be dependent on the same of the week by setting up a separate scheduled backup for each day and then name the backup file specific to that day. I am not aware of any other way of doing this using the default backup too, although if there is I'd also love to know!
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>> of the backup to be dependent on the same of the week
I meant name of the day!
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Hi,

This link has a backup script which is exactly what you are looking for.

http://tim.mackey.ie/ASampleNTbackupScriptWithTheCurrentDatetimeInTheFilenameAndBackupLabel.aspx

please read the article and revert back after running a backup


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