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Backing up SQL 2000 database error

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In Enterprise Manager, when we are trying to backup our SQL 2000 database into a .bak file, we are getting the error message:

"The volume on device C:\backup\database is not part of a multiple family media set. BACKUP WITH FORMAT can be used to form a new media set. BACKUP DATABASE is terminating abnormally."

We need to backup this up so we can eventually move it to a new SQL version on another server. Any assistance offered would be appreciated.
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I looked this up and it seems that users with similar problems have had to back up to a new media set.  Of course, make sure you have enough space on your hard drive as well:

Use WITH FORMAT clause or Options - Back up to a new media set and erase all existing backup sets option in the GUI.
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That was it. Thank you!
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