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Windows 2003 NTBackup Questions

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Windows 2003 NT Backup Questions

I am using NTBackup on Windows 2003 and have some general questions.

1.      How can I specify the backup logs (text file reports) output to a particular directory.

2.  How can I mainting 4 seperate full backups? So specifically I want to on a schedule
    have a diferent backup for each week and rotate the through a total of 4 backups.
      Week 1 :- Backup1, Week 2:- Backup 2. I figure this might need 4 seperate schedules
      but I am hoping for a better way. I am curious on how others have solved this, or if
      in fact different schedules is the way to go. (I want to make sure what I choose
      is reliable).
      
3.  Backup ASR?

    Can the backup ASR file save the file to disk on a schedule instead of having to write
      it to a floppy disk.
      
      
Thanks,

Ward.

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3)  ASR can only be written to floppy.
     Many USB floppies are not recognized, so test and make sure, if you do get a usb floppy that it works as expected.

2)  NTBackup is a rather simple backup solution.  You would need to make 4 backup sets and 4 scheduled tasks with the different options built on each task.  This would need to be generated by command line, because the wizard creates a single task absed on the LAST time you created the backup job.  
   Example :

for backup 1 - you want c:\, d:\ - you would need to create a .bat file that executes ntbackup from command line and specifies those drives and destination.

for backup 2 - you c:\, e:\ - you would need to create a .bat file that executes ntbackup from command line and specifies those drives and destination.

If you used the wizard and created a backup for backup schema 1, then used the wizard to create backup schema 2, it would always use backup schema 2 - because that is the last time the backup wizard had been run.

1)  ntbackup, being simple as it is, deposits the logs to a single folder - if you need them elsewhere, you need to create a script to copy them.  See this Microsoft KB: Move log files for NTBackup
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