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nt backup

How would I implement a nt backup if I want to do a full backup on friday night and do a differential backup monday through thursday.
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
I have two backup hard drives.
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albeloCommented:
Create 2 seperate jobs.  One that runs your Full backup every Friday and then one that runs Differential backup Monday - Thursday.

Here is a link on how to configure Backup Jobs in Windows 2003 with NTBACKUP.

http://www.serverintellect.com/support/databackup/ntbackup.aspx
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
on the full backup would I choose to replace or append
and on the differential backup would i choose to append or replace
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BBraytonAuthor Commented:
would i have to give both drives the same drive letter
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albeloCommented:
If you want to append this backup file to previous backup files, click Append this backup to the media. This option adds the new backup to the existing backup file so that you can maintain all previous backups in one file. This option is useful if you ever want to restore a backup from a specific day. Be aware that the size of the backup file will grow with each new backup. You might want to monitor the file size to make sure that it does not fill up your hard disk over time. If the file becomes too large, you might consider saving the file to an external hard disk. Or, if you are concerned about the file using too much hard disk space, select Replace the data on the media with this backup instead.

If you want to overwrite previous backup files with this backup file, click Replace the data on the media with this backup. This option is useful if you only want to maintain the current backup and do not care about keeping the previous backups. Or, use this option if you are concerned about the file using too much hard disk space on your computer.

Do you plan on rotating the hard drives?  If so, you'll want to make sure that they do have the same drive letter (if they are external).
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albeloCommented:
If you wanted to keep multiple backups without having a single file that grows, you can also implement a Backup Script and then added it to the Task Scheduler.
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