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NT backup with 5 tapes

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Hi,

I attached a tape streamer to my server and I have 5 tapes.
So I start up ntbackup and create a backup set. When I have to choose the type of backupmedia I choose DTL (I also can choose file) and then I have to choose media. I can only choose NEW.
In details of this job I can assign a label and media to the tape. I assign Backup as the media.

After the backup is taken. I find the tape in systemadministration->computer management->removable media under the media group backup.

The backups are taken 5 days each on another disk.

Now the first day I have to use the same tape again (tape nr1) The backup fails. It doesn't do anything. That is probably caused becouse media is set on NEW. So I create new backup job. On the media selection I now see 5 times BACKUP. I choose one (the middle one :)) If I start the backup it asks to insert a disk called BACKUP. but this one is called backup.

My solution could be to assign each disk a unique media name and create 5 backupJobs.
But isn't there a solution I just can work with 1 backup job scheduled 5 days and it doesn't mather what tape I insert in the tapestreamer?

thanks in advance.

PS: If I manualy set the tape back on free it my first backupjob works again (the one setted to NEW)
If I have to use 5 backupjobs. Is there a way to name the tapes already before I take a backup so I can create the backupjobs with the correct tape names instead of creating a backupset that wil name the tapes and then another backupset that uses those names.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards.
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NT Backup has issues with scheduled backups and media selection.  It is much better to use a batch file to call your job and specify tape names then to use the backup software directly.  You still setup and save your job using NT backup.

Here is sample of a batch file you can schedule:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22917102.html

Keep in mind that the line that calls NT backup is one line NOT three.
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