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automated, scheduled backups via msbackup.exe
loxo Apr-01-01 03:56 PM
How do you...
Perform *scheduled*, *automatic* backups
by running MS backup utility (msbackup.exe)
under Window Me
as a *job* from Windows Task Scheduling utility?

This is how far I've got.

It's easy to start (just that, *start*) msbackup
in a scheduled, automatic fashion
(the Task Scheduler provides a wizard for that).

Of course, it would *then* be necessary
for msbackup to go ahead and perform
(pre-created, named) msbackup tasks.

Now, the wizard provides access to specify
'Advanced Options' for the scheduled application.
This suggests me of using *command line switches* for msbackup.exe.

In other words:
*Are* there any such switches
to make msbackup.exe directly perform
pre-created, named msbackup tasks?

Thanks. Great site!

1. RE: automated, scheduled backups via msbackup.exe
lbyard Apr-01-01 05:29 PM
In response to message 0
MS KB Article Q184756 (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q184/7/56.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=backup&rnk=41&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=W98):

“This behavior occurs because Task Scheduler only starts Microsoft Backup, not the backup job. The version of Backup that is included with Windows 98 does not support a backup job being started automatically, so you must be present to begin the backup job... To resolve this issue, upgrade to a backup program that supports completely unattended backup jobs.” Larry


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