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I want to schedule a backup weekly for my Exchange Server by using the windows ntbackup utility. I want to take 1 normal and 4 incremental or differential backups. Please let me know that how can i schedule it on weekly bases.
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Thats a good link for reference, one thing more that i want to add here is if i dont want to overwrite the same backup then how can i make sure that for every week this scheduler create a new file for example backup, backup1, backup2 etc
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check this script:
A sample NTbackup script, with the current date/time in the filename and backup label
http://tim.mackey.ie/default,month,2004-09.aspx

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I want to have a full backup and then 4 or 5 differential backup, then i want to create a new backup so that i can have a seperate backup file for each week. Do we have a script like this or we just have the scripts only by which we can have complete/normal backup.
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As far as I am concerned incremental or differential backups of Exchange are a waste of time. I only do full backups so that I have all of the data in one job.

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Simon is right, this is also what I do, and the backup is on a tape that is changed everyday, then resued every week.

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I think I was not able to explain my proper scenario to you.

actually i want to schedule the backup using NT backup, i want to take normal backup on Friday and incremental back on rest of the week. i also wants to create a separate file of my incremental backup with proper file names.
its not just implemented through NT backup utility so i need some scripting to perform this functionality

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What if you system crash in the middle of the week and you had taken the normal backup on the starting of the week.
Your point of the recovery is the weeks 1st day backup which is 2 to 3 dayz short.
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I do a full backup EVERY night. Not weekly. At any point I take last nights take and have everything that I need on there. Although backups are a last resort. In the event of a system failure it is very unusual to need to go back to backups if the correct precautions on hardware design and software configuration are followed.

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Cant we automate this action of taking backup rather then repeating the same task again everyday? are you taking backup daily manually or using some script and schedule it?
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