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Editing a backup job in windows backup utility on a win2k3 server

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I have never worked with windows backup utility and its probably somthing really simple to solve my problem. I need to see and change a backup job that was set up by the last guy but don't know where to do this. I am also this morning when I checked the backup report file, it was blank, but no errors were in the event veiwer.

Thanks fo your help in advanced.
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These jobs would be listed in the Scheduled Tasks area in the Control panel on the server the jobs were created on. By editing these jobs you can normally find out which user account created the jobs. If you logon with that user account you should be see the jobs and log files listed in the NTBackup utility. Information displayed in NTBackup is profile specific. You need to be logged into the same account that is executing the scheduled jobs to view them. Please give this a try an let me know what you find.
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More information on Windows Server 2003 NTBackup.exe
http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/support/articles/ntbackup.mspx
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I didn't realize they were schedual tasks.... but I am logging in as administrator and would think I would be able to see the jobs.

Now I also have a new peoblem. Blank log files have appeard 2 times in the last three days. Does this mean I am running over the tapes capacity and the backup is failing?
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It sounds like you aren't getting any backups.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Backup_Restore/Q_23046808.html

The user account that is associated with the scheduled task will be the account you need to use to login and check logs with, since you are seeing blank logs you probabaly have the correct account.
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it will randomly fail. I thnik that tapes are going bad but being on a 2 week cycle it takes a while for the tapes to come around again. The new tape I tried might be an out of the box failure.

I looked at the job and seems to be fine (I didn't set it up)
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Are you saying that the backup log file isn't always blank? Did I solve you original question of where to change a backup job?
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yes you did, now I need to figure out the coding for it.

Thanks
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Sorry it took so long for me to respond. I have had a few other issues come up.
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