Scripting and automating backup jobs using NTbackup

This KB will show you how to automate the Microsoft build in Backup software NTbackup using a script.


Script 1:
This script use an existing pre configured job to backup to a tape drive:

ntbackup backup [systemstate]”@C:path to jobjobname.bks” /g /p “LTO ultrium”


/ p – “Tape drive name”
/G – Override tape

Script 2:
Backup specific folders to tap drive:

ntbackup backup systemstate “E:folder” “F:folder” /p “LTO ultrium” /d “Complete Backup” /um /hc:on


/hc – Uses hardware compression
/um -Use the first available media
/p – tape drive name


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