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    NT Back up

    I have a Windows 2003 server running NT Backup for both itself and another server. Recently I have been getting the following error:

    ... is not a valid drive, or you do not have access

    after the first networked directory is backed up.

    I cannot find any answers via Google (except one in Spanish that I have not been able to translate successfully).

    Any ideas?

    Johanna

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    Re: NT Back up

    Have you checked permissions on all the folders being backed up? Any new folders created recently? Any new softwaqre installed?

    Joe

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    Re: NT Back up

    Hi Joe,

    Its a backup that has been running well for a number of years. I have recently changed to new tapes, but some new tapes were OK and others get this message.

    I found a reference to this error with another backup product and Travan tapes, but my tapes are not those, and I am not using that backup product.

    The error does coincide with November's MS updates so I might investigate down that track.

    Johanna

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    Re: NT Back up

    Do you run a tape cleaner regularly? Is the failure always with the same tapes?

    Joe

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    Re: NT Back up

    Hi Joe,

    Yes, clean regularly, when the tape drive indicates. And no, not same tapes.

    Johanna

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    Re: NT Back up

    We used to clean only when the drive indicated it but had those errors start to popup (may have been on an older Travan drive also). So, we started cleaning on a regular schedule regardless.

    Joe

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