Backup - Removeable Storage Problem


J

Jim Matthews

I run a scheduled backup each night which accepts whatever tape is in the
drive at the time. (batch file below)

Occasionally, the tape fills up and requests that I add another tape and
tells me to move it to the "backup" or "Free media" folder

No matter what I do, I can't get it to accept the new tape

I do not have this problem if I run a backup manually - I just give it a new
tape and off it goes.

Can anyone lend a hand ?

Here is the .bat file I use (spaces inserted for ease of reading)

start /wait c:\winnt\system32\rsm.exe refresh /LF"ARCHIVE Python 06408-XXX
SCSI Sequential Device"

sleep 10

for /f "Tokens=1-4 Delims=/ " %%i in ('date /t') do set dt=%%i-%%j-%%k-%%l

for /f "Tokens=1" %%i in ('time /t') do set tm=-%%i

set tm=%tm::=-%
set dtt=%dt%%tm%

C:\WINNT\system32\NTBACKUP.EXE backup "@C:\Documents and
Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
NT\NTBackup\data\Daily Backup.bks" /n "KT %dtt%" /d "KT %dtt%" /v:yes /r:no
/rs:yes /hc:blush:n /m normal /j "Daily Backup" /l:f /p "4mm DDS" /um

c:\winnt\system32\rsm.exe eject /PF"KT %dtt% - 1" /astart

exit

Thanks in advance
 
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Jerold Schulman

Here is a quote from http://support.microsoft.com?kbid=239892

" The /um switch will only work on the initial tape request. The /um switch was
not intended to be used when spanning tapes since this requires human
intervention. Ntbackup does not overwrite any tape other than the original
(first) tape of a backup set; any additional tapes must be manually prepared
using RSM before ntbackup will use it to complete the scheduled backup. "


I presume this only happen on a "normal" backup.

Consider splitting it into 2 jobs.


I run a scheduled backup each night which accepts whatever tape is in the
drive at the time. (batch file below)

Occasionally, the tape fills up and requests that I add another tape and
tells me to move it to the "backup" or "Free media" folder

No matter what I do, I can't get it to accept the new tape

I do not have this problem if I run a backup manually - I just give it a new
tape and off it goes.

Can anyone lend a hand ?

Here is the .bat file I use (spaces inserted for ease of reading)

start /wait c:\winnt\system32\rsm.exe refresh /LF"ARCHIVE Python 06408-XXX
SCSI Sequential Device"

sleep 10

for /f "Tokens=1-4 Delims=/ " %%i in ('date /t') do set dt=%%i-%%j-%%k-%%l

for /f "Tokens=1" %%i in ('time /t') do set tm=-%%i

set tm=%tm::=-%
set dtt=%dt%%tm%

C:\WINNT\system32\NTBACKUP.EXE backup "@C:\Documents and
Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows
NT\NTBackup\data\Daily Backup.bks" /n "KT %dtt%" /d "KT %dtt%" /v:yes /r:no
/rs:yes /hc:blush:n /m normal /j "Daily Backup" /l:f /p "4mm DDS" /um

c:\winnt\system32\rsm.exe eject /PF"KT %dtt% - 1" /astart

exit

Thanks in advance


Jerold Schulman
Windows: General MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
 

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