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To back up files to a file or a tape
Using the Windows interface
The Backup Utility Wizard starts by default, unless it is disabled.
Click the Advanced Mode button in the Backup Utility Wizard.
Click the Backup tab, and then, on the Job menu, click New.
Specify the files and folders you want to back up by selecting the check box to the left of a file or folder in Click to select the check box for any drive, folder, or file that you want to back up.
In Backup destination, do one of the following:
Click File if you want to back up files and folders to a file. This is selected by default.
Click a tape device if you want to back up files and folders to a tape.
In Backup media or file name, do one of the following:
If you are backing up files and folders to a file, type a path and file name for the backup (.bkf) file, or click the Browse button to find a file.
If you are backing up files and folders to a tape, click the tape you want to use.
Specify any backup options you want, such as the backup type and the log file type, by clicking the Tools menu, and then clicking Options. When you have finished specifying backup options, click OK.
Click Start Backup, and then make any changes to the Backup Job Information dialog box.
If you want to set advanced backup options such as data verification or hardware compression, click Advanced. When you have finished setting advanced backup options, click OK. For more information about advanced backup options, see To set advanced backup options.
Click Start Backup to start the backup operation.
You can use Backup to back up and restore data on either FAT16, FAT32, or NTFS volumes. However, if you have backed up data from an NTFS volume used in Windows XP, it is recommended that you restore the data to an NTFS volume used in Windows XP, or you could lose data as well as some file and folder features. Some file systems might not support all features of other file systems. For example, permissions, encrypting file system (EFS) settings, disk quota information, mounted drive information, and Remote Storage information will be lost if you back up data from an NTFS volume used in Windows XP and then restore it to a FAT volume or an NTFS volume used in Windows NT 4.0.
To back up and restore Microsoft SQL Server database files, it is recommended that you use SQL's built-in backup and restore utilities. For more information, see the Microsoft SQL Server documentation.
Some tape drives might not support hardware compression.
You must be an administrator or a backup operator to back up files and folders. For more information about permissions or user rights, click Related Topics.
To start Backup, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Backup.
If the Backup and Recovery Wizard does not start by default, you can still use it to back up files by clicking the Tools menu, and then clicking Backup Wizard.
If you want to back up your system, you should back up all the data on your computer plus the System State data, which includes such things as the registry and the Active Directory directory service database.
You can only back up the System State data on a local computer. You cannot back up the System State data on a remote computer.
Backup files usually have the extension .bkf, although you can use any extension.
Backup operators and administrators can back up and restore encrypted files and folders without decrypting the files or folders.
If you have Windows Media Services running on your computer, and you want to back up the files associated with these services, see "Running Backup with Windows Media Services" in the Windows Media Services online documentation. You must follow the procedures outlined in the Windows Media Services online documentation before you can back up or restore files associated with Windows Media Services.
Using a command line
Open Command Prompt.
To backup to a file or tape, type:
ntbackup backup @bks file name /J "backup job name" /F "file name" /T "tape name" /P "pool name" /G "guid name" /N "media name" /A
@bks file name Specifies the name of the backup selection file (.bks file) to be used for this backup operation. The @ character must precede the name of the backup selection file. A backup selection file contains information about the files and folders you have selected for backup. You have to create the file using the graphical user interface (GUI) version of Backup. Alternatively, you could supply the path to the drive or file to backup, for example, D:\.
/J "backup job name" Specifies the job name to be used in the log file. The job name usually describes the files and folders you are backing up in the current backup job as well as the date and time you backed up the files.
/F "file name" Specifies the logical disk path and file name of the backup file. You must not use the following switches with this switch: /P /G /T.
/T "tape name" Overwrites or appends to this tape.
/P "pool name" Specifies the media pool from which you want to use media. This is usually a subpool of the Backup media pool, such as 4mm DDS. If you select this you must not use the following switches: /A /G /F /T
/G "guid name" Overwrites or appends to this tape. Do not use this switch in conjunction with /P.
/N "media name" Specifies the new tape name. You must not use /A with this switch.
/A Performs an append operation. Either /G or /T must be used in conjunction with this switch. Do not use this switch in conjunction with /P.
For information about additional file and tape backup options, see the ntbackup command-line utility.
For example, to create a backup job named "Backup Job 1" that backs up all the files and folders on the local drive D:\ to the file C:\backup.bkf, type:
ntbackup backup D:\ /J "Backup Job 1" /F "C:\backup.bkf"
All other options will default to those specified in the Backup program.
To open a command prompt, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
To view the complete syntax for this command, at a command prompt, type:
If you do not specify the other Backup options, ntbackup will use the Backup program's default values for the backup type, verification setting, logging level, hardware compression, and any other settings.