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Posted on 2008-10-27
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Hi Guys,

We've been using the SBS wizard to backup data and it's been running fine for years until the last month or so when I've been having to run ntbackups manually as the SBS scheduling backup isnt working.

There's enough space on the tape drive (AIT1) for the information that needs backing up but it only seems to be completing around 7 to 9 (ish) GB of data before it stops and ejects the tape. I've had a look and checked for solutions from other people with similar problems but to no avail!

Any help is much appreciated - here is the latest log:


23/10/2008 23:00
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Date: 23/10/2008
Time: 23:00
User: SYSTEM
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Backup Runner started.
NTMS session started successfully.
EnumerateNtmsObject(NTMS_LIBRARY) succeeded.
Will enumerate on 4 media libraries found.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsLibraryInfo) succeeded.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsLibraryInfo) succeeded.
Found an enabled library.
InventoryNtmsLibrary(NtmsInventoryOmid) succeeded.
Identify Media completed
EnumerateNtmsObject(NTMS_MEDIA_TYPE) succeeded.
Will enumerate on 0 media types found.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsLibraryInfo) succeeded.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsLibraryInfo) succeeded.
Found an enabled library.
InventoryNtmsLibrary(NtmsInventoryOmid) succeeded.
Identify Media completed
EnumerateNtmsObject(NTMS_MEDIA_TYPE) succeeded.
Will enumerate on 1 media types found.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsPhysicalMediaInfo) succeeded.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsMediaTypeInfo) succeeded.
Found a tape media type in the library (8mm AIT).
Launching NTBackup: ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Backup\Small Business Backup Script.bks" /d "SBS Backup created on 23/10/2008 at 23:00" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:on /m normal /j "Small Business Server Backup Job" /l:s /p "8mm AIT" /UM
NTBACKUP LOG FILE: C:\Documents and Settings\SBS Backup User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\backup05.log
=====================<BEGIN NTBACKUP LOG FILE>=====================
Backup Status
Operation: Backup
Active backup destination: 8mm AIT
Media name: "Media created 23/10/2008 at 23:01"

Volume shadow copy creation: Attempt 1.
Backup (via shadow copy) of "C: "
Backup set #1 on media #1
Backup description: "SBS Backup created on 23/10/2008 at 23:00"
Media name: "Media created 23/10/2008 at 23:01"

Backup Type: Normal

Backup started on 23/10/2008 at 23:10.
Backup completed on 24/10/2008 at 01:04.
Directories: 7750
Files: 71603
Bytes: 39,142,751,450
Time:  1 hour,  54 minutes, and  44 seconds
Backup (via shadow copy) of "D: "
Backup set #2 on media #1
Backup description: "SBS Backup created on 23/10/2008 at 23:00"
Media name: "Media created 23/10/2008 at 23:01"

Backup Type: Normal

Backup started on 24/10/2008 at 01:04.
The requested media failed to mount. The operation was aborted.
The operation was ended.
Backup completed on 24/10/2008 at 01:40.
Directories: 3511
Files: 33444
Bytes: 9,929,840,478
Time:  35 minutes and  18 seconds

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The operation did not successfully complete.

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=======================<END NTBACKUP LOG FILE>=====================
NTBackup finished the backup with errors.

For more information about failed backups, see the article on troubleshooting your backup at the following Web page: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=18414

Backup ended at 24 October 2008 01:40
Backup Runner finished.


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It looks like your tape is filling up. Never go by Compressed size because files nowadays are pretty comressed nativly and so you wont get much space made on the tape. SBS cannot use more than 1 tape for backup, so either change your tape drive, backup less, or use Windows Backup.
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But if I run the same backup of the files using ntbackup it works fine! Aswell as this the amount of data hasn't increased much atall and I've removed un-needed files from the backup. Am thinking of getting Backup Exec but I'd rather try to use the SBS utility to avoid further cost,
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