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NTbackup troubles.

By Dat74 ·
When I try and execute ntbackup from command line or from the start menu. It starts to load the program but the GUI interface does not put up on my screen.
Background info: Win nt 4 server sp6.
I've used the "AT" command in conjunction with a batch file to execute ntbackup/backup service to backup my whole drive. If I bring up Task Manager, I can see the "backup" service running.
I've managed to correct this problem with a reboot of my server, but the problem keeps re-occuring.
That is the backups work, then the whole process stops after about a few days. And when I try to do the backups manually daily, I can't get the gui front end to ntbackup to laod up.

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by hippo In reply to NTbackup troubles.

Use the /interactive switch with the at command.
I.e at whatever batchfile.bat /interactive

~Tony

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by TPrinzo In reply to NTbackup troubles.

two things, Is it an IDE tape drive? and check if the amount of data exceeds the space on the tape. I had the sapce problem, like you running backup from at with a batch file. What was happening was it would fill the tape and then pause waiting for a new tape, but because of running it from a batch file nothing was visible. You might try modifying the directories backed up and test the batch file to see if it completes oK and gives you access to the GUI.

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by rynzeski In reply to NTbackup troubles.

OK with NTBackup failing every few days I have no exact answer for that one as I totally gave up on NTBackup because it is so unreliable for my needs.

With the GUI problem not loading, this is because you still got an instance of the NTBackup task running. Go to Task Manager and look for the NTBackup task, right-click on it and select Debug from the option. This will bring up Dr Watson, just click OK and this will end the NTBackup task. Selecting Endprocess instead of Debug will not work asit will give you some sort of denied permission.

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by Dat74 In reply to NTbackup troubles.

Thanks ryneski,

Shall try what you've suggested.
Im only using ntbackup as a temporary measure.

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