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Saving a backup set in ntbackup?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mikelee101, May 28, 2010.

  1. mikelee101

    mikelee101 Flightless Bird

    Hello,
    Is it possible to save a backup set (i.e. list of folders/files) that
    ntbackup should include?
    The help files mention a *.bks file, but couldn't find any information
    anywhere on how to create one or how to utilize it from the GUI.
    When you schedule a backup, you can click it and, on the BackupDetails tab,
    it has what appears to be a file path. However, the window is not sizable
    and the field is not selectable, so I can't see the ultimate location. Nor
    have I ever seen an option to use a "file" when scheduling the backup, so I'm
    not sure if knowing would do me any good anyway.
    Any thoughts anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

    XP Pro, SP3.
    --
    Mike Lee
    McKinney,TX USA
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "mikelee101" <mikelee101athotmaildotcom> wrote in message
    news:D22E6145-1E72-4E61-B4D6-3328EB9BCBB7@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    > Is it possible to save a backup set (i.e. list of folders/files) that
    > ntbackup should include?
    > The help files mention a *.bks file, but couldn't find any information
    > anywhere on how to create one or how to utilize it from the GUI.
    > When you schedule a backup, you can click it and, on the BackupDetails
    > tab,
    > it has what appears to be a file path. However, the window is not sizable
    > and the field is not selectable, so I can't see the ultimate location.
    > Nor
    > have I ever seen an option to use a "file" when scheduling the backup, so
    > I'm
    > not sure if knowing would do me any good anyway.
    > Any thoughts anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > XP Pro, SP3.
    > --
    > Mike Lee
    > McKinney,TX USA


    When you use the backup wizard then you can select any folder on any drive
    that you want backed up. The wizard then generates the .bks file and stores
    it somewhere in your profile folder.
     
  3. mikelee101

    mikelee101 Flightless Bird

    OK. Do you know of a way to then access that bks file again in the future?
    For instance, I'd like to have 3 or 4 of them and be able to select whichever
    one I want to back up at that point in time. Any ideas?

    Thanks again.
    --
    Mike Lee
    McKinney,TX USA


    "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "mikelee101" <mikelee101athotmaildotcom> wrote in message
    > news:D22E6145-1E72-4E61-B4D6-3328EB9BCBB7@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello,
    > > Is it possible to save a backup set (i.e. list of folders/files) that
    > > ntbackup should include?
    > > The help files mention a *.bks file, but couldn't find any information
    > > anywhere on how to create one or how to utilize it from the GUI.
    > > When you schedule a backup, you can click it and, on the BackupDetails
    > > tab,
    > > it has what appears to be a file path. However, the window is not sizable
    > > and the field is not selectable, so I can't see the ultimate location.
    > > Nor
    > > have I ever seen an option to use a "file" when scheduling the backup, so
    > > I'm
    > > not sure if knowing would do me any good anyway.
    > > Any thoughts anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
    > >
    > > XP Pro, SP3.
    > > --
    > > Mike Lee
    > > McKinney,TX USA

    >
    > When you use the backup wizard then you can select any folder on any drive
    > that you want backed up. The wizard then generates the .bks file and stores
    > it somewhere in your profile folder.
    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    I'll answer your question with another question. When you use the wizard
    then you get the opportunity to run the job sometime in the future. Try
    this:
    - Create such a job to run at a future date.
    - Open the Task Scheduler via the Control Panel.
    - Open the backup task you just created.
    - Post its command line here.

    "mikelee101" <mikelee101athotmaildotcom> wrote in message
    news:86673383-6C29-44D1-A146-24F950E22A3E@microsoft.com...
    > OK. Do you know of a way to then access that bks file again in the
    > future?
    > For instance, I'd like to have 3 or 4 of them and be able to select
    > whichever
    > one I want to back up at that point in time. Any ideas?
    >
    > Thanks again.
    > --
    > Mike Lee
    > McKinney,TX USA
    >
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "mikelee101" <mikelee101athotmaildotcom> wrote in message
    >> news:D22E6145-1E72-4E61-B4D6-3328EB9BCBB7@microsoft.com...
    >> > Hello,
    >> > Is it possible to save a backup set (i.e. list of folders/files) that
    >> > ntbackup should include?
    >> > The help files mention a *.bks file, but couldn't find any information
    >> > anywhere on how to create one or how to utilize it from the GUI.
    >> > When you schedule a backup, you can click it and, on the BackupDetails
    >> > tab,
    >> > it has what appears to be a file path. However, the window is not
    >> > sizable
    >> > and the field is not selectable, so I can't see the ultimate location.
    >> > Nor
    >> > have I ever seen an option to use a "file" when scheduling the backup,
    >> > so
    >> > I'm
    >> > not sure if knowing would do me any good anyway.
    >> > Any thoughts anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
    >> >
    >> > XP Pro, SP3.
    >> > --
    >> > Mike Lee
    >> > McKinney,TX USA

    >>
    >> When you use the backup wizard then you can select any folder on any
    >> drive
    >> that you want backed up. The wizard then generates the .bks file and
    >> stores
    >> it somewhere in your profile folder.
    >>
    >> .
    >>
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:86673383-6C29-44D1-A146-24F950E22A3E@microsoft.com,
    mikelee101 <mikelee101athotmaildotcom> typed:
    > OK. Do you know of a way to then access that bks file
    > again in the future? For instance, I'd like to have 3 or 4
    > of them and be able to select whichever one I want to back
    > up at that point in time. Any ideas?


    You then use the Restore features or the Restore Wizard, whichever you
    prefer. Just like with any other backup ware. It's right there on the screen
    when you start backup; you can back up OR restore the backup to its home
    location or even elsewhere if you wanted to.

    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> "mikelee101" <mikelee101athotmaildotcom> wrote in message
    >> news:D22E6145-1E72-4E61-B4D6-3328EB9BCBB7@microsoft.com...
    >>> Hello,
    >>> Is it possible to save a backup set (i.e. list of
    >>> folders/files) that ntbackup should include?
    >>> The help files mention a *.bks file, but couldn't find
    >>> any information anywhere on how to create one or how to
    >>> utilize it from the GUI.
    >>> When you schedule a backup, you can click it and, on the
    >>> BackupDetails tab,
    >>> it has what appears to be a file path. However, the
    >>> window is not sizable and the field is not selectable, so
    >>> I can't see the ultimate location. Nor
    >>> have I ever seen an option to use a "file" when
    >>> scheduling the backup, so I'm
    >>> not sure if knowing would do me any good anyway.
    >>> Any thoughts anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> XP Pro, SP3.
    >>> --
    >>> Mike Lee
    >>> McKinney,TX USA

    >>
    >> When you use the backup wizard then you can select any
    >> folder on any drive that you want backed up. The wizard
    >> then generates the .bks file and stores it somewhere in
    >> your profile folder.
    >>
    >> .
     

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