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ntbackup not showing all files in catalo

By jcain ·
Using WinNT 4.0 sp6a:
When cataloging my backup files using ntbackup, I have 2 directories off the root of one set that are not showing any files (multiple subdirectories in each directory off the root). All the folders for the subdirectories are created, but the files do not show up in the catalog. There is one directory from the root in this set that does backup properly (files are shown in catalog). When I look at the backup log, it does not show any problems (the format for the log is to show the directory name, not the file name). I never get any error message--never any idicaation that the file was skipped or any other problems. Any suggestions????

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The only thing I can think of is that these files are in use. Try to delete one and see if it is. If so, identify the process that is using it. Oh and make a copy of it before you delete it.

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by AliveinMI In reply to ntbackup not showing all ...

I have run into a similar problem in the past. Ntbackup has a built in limitation on the number of files it displays. I am not sure what the number is. Chance are the files are contained in the backup but are not being displayed. A manual way to verify this is to restore the files on to another drive with enough space to hold the data (not where they will over write working data) and verify the existance of the "missing" files. NTbackup works ok on smaller jobs but for several thousand files/directories you need Backup Exec or another true backup solution. Hope this helps.

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