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Old 05-07-2009, 08:31 AM
gojoego gojoego is offline
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Default Scheduled backups won't start

I have been using Ultrabac 7.1 since before dirt was invented with a ait tape. Early this year, the tape drive died. I didn't want to replace it, so I removed the tape device and created a path for a hard drive.

The backups work great. However, the backups will not start automatically using schedule.

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:22 AM
Derek Beaney Derek Beaney is offline
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Hi,

7.1 Should work fine with backup paths.

I would verify:

1. the scheduled set has the backuppath defined as the default device.
2. the scheduler service is started ( i would also restart it, in case it has hung)
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:09 AM
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Derek,

I checked all the settings and everything looked good. Did a test backup to see if it would auto start. Nothing. Adjusted the test backup to start in 20 minutes.

Restarted the machine. The test backup started automatically.

Thank you.
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:35 AM
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Derek,

My backup did not auto start last night.

What I did when the tape drive died, was the following:

Installed a USB drive.
Created directories: MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI
Created devices pointing to each directory.
Created schedules for each day pointing to corresponding directory.

The only problem I am having is for the scheduled backups to auto start.

One thing I noticed is the default device does not change from each scheduled day. If I set THU's device path for the default, then THU will auto start. Next day, FRI won't start unless I go in and manually change the default device to FRI. Is there a better way to do this?

Thanks,
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:52 AM
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Today, doing a test to see if I have all the options set correctly, like instead of using Restrict to: TUE versus using the number of minutes until next backup, I started receiving this error:

Error

UBMS: Error Logon of user <domain name>\user failed @ machine (50-The network request is not supported.)

Note: <domain name>, user and machine were changed.

Why would I suddenly be receiving this error?
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:15 AM
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Derek,

In my previous post I mentioned that I setup paths to the same drive but to different directories named for each day of the week.

backuppath0 = \\somecomputer\g$\MON
backuppath1 = \\somecomputer\g$\TUE
backuppath2 = \\somecomputer\g$\WED
backuppath3 = \\somecomputer\g$\THU
backuppath4 = \\somecomputer\g$\FRI

I am wondering if this is necessary. I did not have the "clear data" enabled and each MON has been filling up with more data. So, if I just have one root folder backuppath0 = \\somecomputer\g$\backup and I don't enable the "clear data" (except on Mondays), then each day will write new data to the folder. I was hoping to preserve each day's data for at least one week. But as soon as Monday rolls around all of the data would be deleted for the Monday backup to execute. I guess If I have to I could get a third drive.

What is the the recommended method in using a single hard drive for one week's worth of backups? I don't want to have to switch media out daily and I do not have an autoloader device.

Thanks,

Joe
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:23 AM
Derek Beaney Derek Beaney is offline
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i would stick with the 5 different folders for each day of the week.

and then i would schedule 5 different backups (1 for each day of the week).

In newer versions of UltraBac, we have an option called "keep backups for x amount of days" what this does is allow the backups to be put in 1 folder, and as they reach the expiration time, they would be deleted at the end of the successful backup.


And what version of 7.1 are you using? (build date and build number)
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