Window 2003 server

Posted on 2012-04-03
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Last Modified: 2012-04-09

I have scheduled daily full backup in Ntbackup. It append the new file in previous file.

I want to create daily new backup file and previous file should not be deleted.

How I will do this?
Question by:sitg
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Anuroopsundd earned 1500 total points
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You can create a batch file for this purpose.

some steps already available.
Here is a simple method you could use:
1. Use the ntbackup GUI interface to create a backup job. Make sure to
specify that it should not run now but later.
2. Open the Task Scheduler, then open the backup job that you just created.
3. Mark & copy the whole command line.
4. Create the new batch file c:\Windows\MyBackup.bat
5. Paste the backup command line into it.
6. Create some blank lines at the top of the file, then paste the following
code into the batch file. Use copy & paste - do not retype it!
@echo off
echo > "%temp%\tmp.vbs" wscript.echo 10000 * month(now()) ^
+ 100 * day(now()) + year(now())-2000
for /F %%a in ('cscript //nologo "%temp%\tmp.vbs"') do (
set MyDate=%%a)
ntbackup /.. /.. /.. /F d:\Backups\Backup%MyDate%.bkf
7. Adjust the last line of the above code so that it matches your own
switches, then remove the original ntbackup command line.
8. Use the Task Scheduler to create a task that will invoke
c:\Windows\MyBackup.bat instead of your previous backup command.


Author Comment

ID: 37800526
I am coping the who;e command line . I am not able to understant after this.
Please provide me the batch file. Thanks.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.SMILETECH\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\daily backup of tally by Bhim.bks" /a /d "Set created 03/04/2012 at 5:03 PM" /v:no /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "daily backup of tally by Bhim" /l:s /f "E:\backup by bhim\tally-backup.bkf"
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Expert Comment

ID: 37800555
It will be easier if you setup the ntback as scheduler and then you go to the schedular to edit the same. it will have complete path and everything.

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ID: 37800609
here you can find example and command line parameters

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