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NTBackup Overwrite

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Hi There!

I am trying to configure a NTBackup Job to overwrite the previous backup each day. At the moment the backup appears to be significantly increasing in size each day. Here is the script we run daily in scheduled tasks.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\dailybackup.bks" /n "Backup.bkf created 1/26/2011 at 9:35 PM" /d "Set created 1/26/2011 at 9:35 PM" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "dailybackup" /l:s /f "E:\backup\Backup.bkf"

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Hi There!

I couldn't find the append to media without running the backup job wizard again, it's quite odd. I have made the required change to the backup script in scheduled tasks and will monitor.

Thanks for your help.
Top Expert 2011

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I never use thenwizard....advanced mode seems to work much better.

Let me know how it works out!

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Where do you find the setting once you load the bks file? I couldn't find it anywhere?
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In advanced mode, load your bks, enter the destination file and press start backup.

From there the first screen will have the option to append or replace data. Choose replace.

You can also clock advanced to choose normal, differential, etc or schedule to schedule the backup regularly.

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Hi There!

I just recreated the job as after adding that command line /t I was getting a 0x57. I'll confirm once I have monitored the situation?

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Adding the /t caused other issues, but I believe it was the correct answer, though in the end I just recreated the job.
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