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    NTBackup script

    Hi,

    My much loathed Admin server runs a schedule task every saturday to an external hard drive. Said hard drive died and so I've replaced it with a new one while waiting for a proper backup solution to come in.
    The following script is called and I would just like to know is the U:\ at the end the drive letter the external HDD should be?

    del u:\Week1.old /q
    Ren U:\week1.bkf week1.old
    %WINDIR%\system32\NTBACKUP.EXE backup "@%windir%\Backup\FileList.bks" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /m normal /j "Week1" /l:s /f "U:\Week1.bkf"
    If anyone can shed any light on what the rest of it means that would be great.

    Cheers

    Rich

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    Yes the last part is the locationa nd name of the bakup file. More details on the other options are here How to use command line parameters with the Ntbackup command in Windows Server 2003
    Hope that helps.

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    looks like it to me as far as i can see it deletes week1.old then renames week1.bks as week1.old than procedes to dump whatever files/folder "@%windir%\Backup\FileList.bks" tells it to to week1.bks on the external drive

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    That's great, thanks guys.

    Just need to rename the external drive to U then and hopefully all should be well

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky_Dicky View Post
    That's great, thanks guys.

    Just need to rename the external drive to U then and hopefully all should be well

    Rich
    or install usbdlm and force usb drives to be u/v/w/x/y/z or whatever you fancy

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