I have done a fair bit of research on this and have hit a blank. I am trying to simplify the nightly backup by use of scripts. I have everything working, my only stubbling block is getting the bks file to load.
If I edit the bks file in notepad, ntbackup launches, then fails immediately without error. There are loads of websites saying that this should possible, and I have indeed done this in the past, HOWEVER, it seems that microsoft changed something in notepad, and when saving a unicode text file, it now writes a header that ntbackup cant handle.
I am aware that I can create the file through NTBackup GUI, however my preference is to do it through notepad for ease of setup. Use of %EnvironmentVariables% would be a bonus, but I may be pushing it with that one.
I have experimented with notepad++ (saving and unicode without BOM) with no joy. I have also looked at a binary editor, but is more messing around than the GUI.
Any ideas on how I can save this file?