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i used nt backup to backup my company data to hard drive it was working fine but now backup is not happening and the backup log file is always empty.i used to schedule it to happen at 18:00 hrs but keep on failing even if i run the backup job manually nothing is happening and the log file is empty i don't now what happening can u please help?

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Is this Win 2k? Ntbackup only really works from the command line in 2000. From the GUI most times it just pretends to be backing up. I was quite surprised when in 2003 it actually backed up some data to a DLT. I’d never seen that work before.

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  • Eduado
    why ntbackup fails,why the backup report(logs) is always empty
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  • Stevesz
    Do you have any entries in teh Event Logs? This would be a good starting point to try to determine what is happening. When you try to run the backup manually, what exactly transpires? Steve//
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  • Stevesz
    eduado sent me a private message with the following event information. Event Type: Error Event Source: NTBackup Event Category: None Event ID: 8001 Date: 8/20/2005 Time: 03:56:41 User: N/A Computer: EMMANUEL Description: End Backup of 'MNGMT_SRVD$' Verify: Off Mode: Append Type: Normal This seems to indicate a successful backup. What I might do is to direct the backup to a file and see what happens. Is the file created? Is it of a size that would indicate taht a backup has occured? If this fails, I'd probably look into getting a third party backup solution. Many of these are available on a trial basis so you can try before you buy. Since we have no idea of the OS and the patch level, it is hard to come up with reasosns that may cause the NTbackup to fail like this. I do know that there have been various problems with the latest WIN2K rollup patch affection various aspects of the OS and applications, though I've not seen NTBackup mentioned in this light. Steve//
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  • Eduado
    i think it was a size issue because yesterday i reduced the amount of data to be backed up and the backup happen thanks for your contribution
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  • PeterMac
    Sorry only just picked up on this thread. This is reason I moved away from NT Backup, if writing to tape, and tape fills up, NT Backup will just rewind, and start overwriting. I Never found any way to stop this happening, Maybe someone else ?? Means you have to continually monitor mount of data being backed up.
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