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automate ntbackup - script

i have ntbackup running on a Windows XP Pro system.

It runs daily to a internal hard drive.

some days, i want to do a manual backup to a usb drive.

everytime i use the ntbackup, i have to reselect the files i want to do because i do not
want to backup everything on the computer.

is there a way to put a short cut on the desktop to
automatically backup the selected folders and use ntbackup to run?

for example:

i want to backup folders:
c:/files data

i would plug in the usb drive and then just click on the icon.
it will tell me when it is done and then i unplug the drive and go home.

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Technology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013
Use the schedule capability.  Run through what you want to backup, and schedule it.  Then look in Task Scheduler in control panel - the ntbackup scheduler routine should create a scheduled task that which contains a command line that would run the backup.  Simply copy the command line to a batch file and create a shortcut to the batch file.

It may be more than you're asking for, but I have a backup script on my web site you're welcome to use - www.lwcomputing.com/mysoftware.asp


that worked as far as the batch file,
i went to your site and really like the idea of getting an email.
i looked at your site and see the gbmail application.
how can i add that to my batch code to work?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
Most Valuable Expert 2013

You can review my script and see how it works and incorporate that into your script.  Or, you can use my script and create a shortcut to one of its commands.  Up to you.