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Scheduled task - "Backup" How?


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Wrinkly Pete

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Hi All!

My first posting (only joined today 11 Jan 09), so please be patient with me...

I'm having difficulty scheduling my PC (Windows XP Home Edition SP 3) to run a scheduled task "Backup".
I've got the Backup facility working, and scheduled a defrag ok, but I cannot get it to schedule a Backup. I followed Microsoft's own instructions (from their website) Start> Control Panel>Scheduled Tasks>Add Sheduled Task> followed "The Wizard" > Browse>WINDOWS>System32.......... No sign of it :) :) :)
Any ideas please?

N.B. I HAD Set Folders View to Show Hidden Files & Folders.

Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 11 January 2009 - 04:48 AM.

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Neil Jones

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Windows Backup is not part of XP Home by default.
You need to install it from the XP CD.
http://www.microsoft...t_03july14.mspx
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Wrinkly Pete

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" I'd already installed Backup from original disk, AND run disk Defrag as a Scheduled Task".
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I cannot locate the Backup Disk in the location Microsoft say it is (from their website) Start> Control Panel>Scheduled Tasks>Add Sheduled Task> followed "The Wizard" > Browse>WINDOWS>System32.......... No sign of it

Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 17 January 2009 - 02:12 PM.

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You execute the Ntbackup.msi file and it will install the program.

Look first to see if it actually installed the program.
Under XP pro it will be under start/ programs/ accessories/system tools. I suspect the same location under XP home.
If you do a search, it is labeled "ntbackup.exe".

When Scheduling the task, the program list should open and show you ever program that you could use. You should not have to browse for it.
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O.K.... I managed to create the Sheduled Task for Backup, connected my 1TB Ext USB Hard Drive, and the wizard appeared, I set time, date etc and elected to backup everything on the Desktop PC.......THEN "Backup Progress" popped up a few minutes later, to say "The backup could not be completed due to an error"!!!!! :)
The Report stated:
"backup02- Notepad"
"Backup Status
Operation : Backup
Active Backup destination: File
Media name: "ChillblastBackup.bkf created 11/1/2009 at 1400"
Backup Status
The files for the recovery diskette could not be created. The operation was aborted.
The operation did not successfully complete"
:) :) :) :)

I still can't get it to work 17/1/09!

Edited by Wrinkly Pete, 17 January 2009 - 02:13 PM.

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