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830079 - The system state option is not available in the Ntbackup utility
When you use the Ntbackup utility (Ntbackup.exe) to back up the system state of a Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based or a Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server-based computer, the system state option may not be available in Ntbackup.

828693 - Computer Stops Responding (Hangs) When It Writes Encrypted Data to an NTFS Partition
In certain situations, your computer may stop responding, or hang , when it writes files or folders that are encrypted with the Encrypting File System (EFS) to a partition that is formatted with the NTFS file system. When your computer hangs, you...

828481 - Error 800423f4 appears in the backup log file when you back up a volume by using the Volume Shadow Copy service in Windows Server 2003
When you back up data from a volume by using the Backup program in Microsoft Windows Server 2003, the following information appears in the backup log file: Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:800423f4 Reverting to non-shadow copy...

828402 - Backup (NTBackup.exe) Stops During the Backup Process and Event 8017 Is Logged
When you back up your computer's hard disk by using Backup (NTBackup.exe), Backup may stop responding or may crash, and the following event is logged: Event ID: 8017 Source: Ntbackup Ntbackup error: The saved selection file "( path \ FileName .bks)"...

825110 - You cannot start from a virtual hard disk that is linked to a physical drive
When you try use a virtual hard disk that is linked to a physical drive to start a virtual machine, you may not be able to start from the linked virtual hard disk.

822132 - "The Backup Completed, but Some Files Were Skipped" Message When You Try to Back up the System State Files on a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller
When you try to back up the System State files on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller, you may experience both of the following symptoms: The following information appears in the Backup Progress dialog box: The backup completed, but some files...

821730 - NTBackup Does Not Run As Expected When You Run It from a Command Prompt
When you use a command prompt or a batch file to run the NTBackup utility, and you include command-line parameters with the ntbackup command, NTBackup does not run as expected.

821588 - You Receive an Error Message If You Use Backup in Windows 2000 or Windows XP to Catalog or Restore a Tape Made in Windows Server 2003
If you use the Backup program (Ntbackup.exe) in Windows 2000 or Windows XP to restore or to catalog a tape backup that was created by using Microsoft Windows Server 2003, you may receive the following error message: Backup Device Error

821181 - Backup Operators Group Cannot Perform a System State Backup of a Windows 2000 Cluster
When you log on to a Windows 2000 cluster with a Backup Operators account and then try to use the NTBackup tool to back up the system state, you receive the following message Completed with Skipped Files and the cluster_backup folder is empty....

820272 - Backup Operation Fails When You Back Up Exchange Server 2003 Databases and System State Information at the Same Time
When you try to back up the Exchange Server 2003 messaging databases and the Windows Server 2003 System State information by using the Windows Backup Utility (NTBackup.exe), you experience the following symptoms: The following information appears in...

817790 - Error Message When You Try to Run Ntbackup.exe
When you try to run Windows Backup (Ntbackup.exe) on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, you receive the following error message The device reported an error on a request to write data to media. Error reported: Invalid command. There may be a...

817765 - Windows Backup Utility Does Not Succeed When You Use a USB Tape Drive
If you perform a backup operation or a restore operation by using the Microsoft Windows backup utility (Ntbackup.exe), and you back up to an Advanced Intelligent Tape (AIT) tape drive that has a Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 interface, the operation...

817688 - "Error on a Request to Write Data to Media" Error Message When You Use Ntbackup.exe
When you perform a backup by using the Ntbackup.exe utility, the backup proceeds until it is nearly finished, but then it stops. Then, you receive the following error message: The device reported an error on a request to write data to media. Error...

816645 - "Difference Encountered in Alternate File Data" Error Message When You Try to Perform an NTBackup Operation
When you view the Ntbackup.log file after you perform a backup operation by using the Windows 2000 Backup tool, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following: Difference encountered in alternate file data Note Even though you...

816449 - Ntbackup.exe Does Not Prompt You to Change the Backup Media When the Media Is Full
When you run the Backup utility from a command prompt or from a batch file by using the ntbackup command (Ntbackup.exe), the program may not prompt you to change the media when the backup media is full. Instead, the program quits.

815767 - "Import Media Present" Dialog Box Appears in Windows Backup After You Select the "Always Move New Import Media to the Backup Media Pool" Check Box
After you click to select the Always move new import media to the Backup media pool check box on the General tab of the Options dialog box in the Windows Backup program (Ntbackup.exe), the Import Media Present dialog box appears when import media is...

815140 - "Unknown Error" Error Message When You Create a Backup Over Your Network
When you perform a backup over your local area network by using Ntbackup.exe, you may receive the following error message: Error: The device reported an error on a request to dismount the media. Error reported: Unknown error.

814594 - How to Locate and Correct Disk Space Problems on NTFS Volumes
This article discusses how to check an NTFS file system's disk space allocation to discover offending files and folders or look for volume corruption in Windows Server 2003-based computers. NTFS supports many volume and file-level features that may...

814583 - HOW TO: Use Command Line Parameters with the Ntbackup Command in Windows Server 2003
You can perform backup operations from the command prompt or from a batch file by using the ntbackup backup command followed by various parameters. You can access only the backup option from the command prompt. To restore files, use the Backup and...

813545 - You Are Prompted to Reinsert the Same Disk or Tape During Backup Verification
When you are verifying a backup that spans several pieces of removable media by using Ntbackup, you may receive the following message: Insert the following media Media_label_name created Creation_date at Creation_time Media # Media_number Do you want...

813544 - Ntbackup.exe Requests the Same Tape During a Backup
When the tape ends and is ejected after you use Ntbackup.exe to append backup data to a tape, you may receive the following error messages Mount Waiting: the library is unable to load the media at this time because the drive is in use. Media name: "...

811621 - Cannot Restore Backup Media That Is Created by a Backup Operator
If you use Ntbackup.exe to back up data to a new tape while you are logged on with a user account that belongs to the Backup Operators group and the Users group, the tape cannot be restored. When you try to restore the tape, you receive the following...

810372 - Errors in the Terminal Services Window after Applying Update 328774
After you apply SAK hotfix Q328774 to a NAS/SAK system, the behavior of the NTbackup Terminal services window is altered.

810161 - Network Adapters Are Missing or Incorrect in Device Manager After You Run NTBackup to Restore System State Data
After you run the NTBackup utility (Ntbackup.exe) to fully restore the System State data, network adapters may be missing or have incorrect names in Device Manager. New wide area network (WAN) miniports (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol [L2TP]) that were...

330306 - Removable Storage May Not Refresh the Tape
When you are using a stand-alone tape drive to perform scheduled backups, the tape name in the "Compaq DDS4 20/40 GB DAT Drive" library may not be changed after you change the tape in Removable Storage. When the problem occurs, the scheduled backup...

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