NT Backup not working on W2K3 DC
Posted on 2009-02-23
I have posted this question a few months ago but didn't bet any solution. I now need to find a solution (or alternative) to this problem.
Basically NTBackup on one of our W2K3 servers isn't "100%" working. It is running on a DC (not Master) at a remote office and is the only server there; and all we backup are files on its local drive (D:\ drive). We schedule it to run overnight (using the /UM switch) and backup to DDS tapes.
What happen is, when I checked the event log in the morning I can see NTBackup DOES start at the scheduled time but it never finishes. I don't see any error report in the log regarding NTBackup so basically the process starts but just doesn't finish, no error whatsoever.
NTBackup is not corrupted because a/ I have another schedule which backup local files to local .bkf file which works, and b/ if I start the process manually backup will successfully complete (on tape).
The job was created using the Domain Admin account so no permission issue here. It is only backing up local files so no network issue here. Remote user assured me they put tape in every night. No error in event log; NTBackup generates a blank report after the schedule.
One more "strange" thing is that the same command (I copy the same command line and paste it to another W2K3 server and edit the content accordingly) works fine on another server; only different is that the latter is NOT a DC.
Is there anywhere else I can do? I am running out of idea here please help.
Thanks in advance.