I never found NTBACKUP or such to function well. When I want to backup a system like this I use CLONEZILLA and an external USB HDD. Since I can save an image of the system to a folder I usually can get more than a few backups on the HDD before I need to clean that up.
About item 3. Yes I expect that to fail.
I'm the admin, trying to backup root and sys state. I get the following, either will do: "unable to access...", or "no permission....etc" Major problem is and reason for backup is that the disks have become lost and I want/need to preserve this machine. I've tried everything I can think of:
1. Added the "Admin/strators, Backup Ops, everyone, users, etc" to any and all permission/advanced settings page/dialog I can find.
2. Made sure that I went through the Admin Tools applet in Control Panel settings and did same.
3. Was able to get a formatted disk (thru Win7 with a 1.5 udf format) to get read with the w2k machine but then was NOT granted permission to proceed.
Kinda desperate here, hence the post. This is sis' machine that nothing but games are played on by comp challenged hubby. If it crashes I want to give her the ability to recover it so hubby doesn't have to use hers.
Any thoughts/advice/different thought perspectives would be greatly appreciated and used.
Thanks in advance