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I wondered if anyone can help me!

I have written a script to automate NT backup on a Windows 2003 Server. I want the file name that I am backing up to is based on todays date.

My script is very simple and looks like the one below:

Runwait ("ntbackup backup systemstate /f c:\Test.bkf")


I want to substitute the c:\test.bfk with todays date, for example 24102005.bkf.

Is this easy? Does anybody have any suggestions as to what I can do.

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Here's a more complex script I wrote, that works pretty darn good for multiple backup jobs. Requires include of the UnixTime.au3 and Array.au3 UDF's. Extract the zip, and modify the Backup.ini file to fit your backup requirements. Backup.zip

DataDir is where the backup set is located. You'll need to create and save the backup set from NTBackup first.

BackupLocation (where you want the backup to be saved, when doing disk to file backups.)

***PoolFile: Set this to a file name or tape media name for tapes (ex. mine is 4mm DDS.)

The logarray function isn't working.

The script works great, but I didn't design it to be portable, so you might need to tweak it some more. If you have trouble getting it to work, let me know.

Keith Davis



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