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Scheduling Backups using NTBACKUP on Windows Server 2003

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We have a server at a remote location and need to back it up. We already have a Unitrends solution at our data center. The issue is that we cannot use this to backup over the WAN unless we purchase their vaulting applicance, and we are a non-profit.

So I am using NTBACKUP and a external 1 TB HDD to back up to. I am not that familiar with NTBACKUP, However, I was hoping there was a way I can set it so it doesnt require me to log in and kick it off. I say this as I am a consultant and will not be here in the future. I am looking to automate this process.

It should be noted there is a SQL DB on this server. It is backed up over the WAN transaction level with a FULL backup of that DB each night.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide experts!

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If you go through the backup wizard you can seelct to schedule the backup to run nightly.

Also you can use schtasks to script it out if you want.


http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb736357(VS.85).aspx
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Or use a command line batch file and manually schedule it.

Use the advanced options in NTbackup GUI to acces.

Plenty of scripts available for backups.

I hope this helps !
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Both answers were correct and very helpful! I was able to schedule my backup. I think I just had to perform the first backup to get all the options, or maybe I just missed them their first time around...

THANK YOU BOTH! You are truly experts!
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