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Automating Backups on Windows 2000

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Automating your backups with the Schedule service 
Source: Windows NT Professional Magazine (June 1999)

How to Schedule Unattended Backups Using a Stand-Alone Tape Library
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 239892 - Windows 2000 Backup (Ntbackup.exe) is designed to work with Removable Storage Manager (RSM) to manage media during a backup session. 

Scheduling Command-Line Win2K Backups
Automate your backups and discover the differences between the Win2K and NT 4.0 versions of NTBackup. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (Sept 2002)

Using NT for scheduled Network Backups
How to write a simple script and the AT scheduler utility to automate backups. Source: Windows & .NET Magazine (Aug 1997)

Known Bugs and Issues
Advanced Settings Are Not Honored with Scheduled Backups
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 242881 - The Windows 2000 Backup (Ntbackup.exe) tool has several options that are either not honored when you schedule a backup to start at a later time or not available when you use command-line parameters or switches. (updated 12/29/1999) 

BUG: NTBackup can't backup individual files from a batch file or via a command prompt
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 216789 - When you run NTBackup from the command line or from a batch file, and you specify a single file to be backed up, (for example: ntbackup backup c:\xfer\test.txt /D "Test One" /l "c:\backup.log"), you will consistently get the following error: You do not have permission to access portions of specified path\filename By design, NTBackup can only back up directories when using a batch file or through a command prompt. (updated 1/17/2000)

Scheduled Backups Fail on Standalone Tape Drives After Changing Media
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 267574 - When you schedule a Windows 2000 unattended backup by using a standalone tape drive (library), the first backup job completes successfully. However, after you change the media, the next scheduled backup job does not back up the desired folder (updated 8/22/2000)

Scheduled Backup Jobs May Not Run As Expected
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 264604 - When you schedule a Windows 2000 backup job to run with user credentials different from the interactive user you are logged on as, the scheduled backup job may start when scheduled, but backup quits immediately and the actual backup task is..  (updated 1052000)

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