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NTBACKUP won't start

By simon.bessette ·
Hye, I have a problem with my windows NT server 4.0 spack 4.0, My backyp is suppose to be started every day by winat command. My tape machine is o.k., tapes also but the windows nt backup program won't start. It is there in the process list of the task manager but I can't kill it.
I need to reboot my server in order to get it bak on but the next backup scheduled it won't start again...
What is happening and what to do to solve it !!
Thank's in advance ...

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by BeerMonster In reply to NTBACKUP won't start

Hi,
It sounds like your ntbackup IS starting (hence the fact that it's in the process list) but is erroring out during the backup. Scheduled Tasks generally run in the context of localsystem, which is why you are unable to kill the task once it has started (IE localsystem 'owns' it and you don't have permissions to interfere - even if you are the admin). I'd try this, schedule cmd.exe to run INTERACTIVELY a few minutes into the future, this will give you a command window running under the localsystem context. Run your ntbackup command, and look for any errors - or even open ntbackup via the command window and run an equivelant backup via the gui and see if the problem is highlighted. Alternatively, schedule the ntbackup job as usual, for a few minutes into the future, but this time specify that you want it to run interactively. Any errors should then be visible on the screen. Hope this helps....

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by sbessett In reply to NTBACKUP won't start

Sorry for the slow response ... Yes it worked fine with the interactive switch ... Thank's a lot .

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