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#1 rebop

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 03:37 PM

I can't seem to schedule a backup to take place later, using the windows xp pro backup utility wizard. I choose advanced before finishing the set-up process, choose the daily backup option, set the time to back-up, and voila! nada. Anyone been here before?

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:41 AM

This may help...


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...ule_backup.mspx
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 11:35 AM

Well, thanks for taking the time. Now I have created a fourth scheduled backup job--though your suggestion did take me down a different path--but none of them run at the scheduled time. Taking the path you suggested, when I get to step 5 (select File or a tape device in Backup destination, and then save the file and folder selections by clicking the Job menu, and then clicking Save Selections) that option is not "active"--I can't select a file or tape device.
Know of any free utilities for getting the job done without microsoft's solution?

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 04:33 PM

Try this:

Enhanced Windows Backup 1.1.1006
http://www.download.com/Enhanced-Windows-B...tml?tag=lst-0-2

or this:
SyncBack 3.2.9
http://www.download.com/SyncBack/3000-2242...tml?tag=lst-0-6

Edited by Enthusiast, 21 February 2006 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 21 February 2006 - 05:06 PM

Try Snap Backup

http://www.snapbackup.com/faq/

Can Snap Backup schedule backups to happen automatically?
To facilitate launching backups from scripts and schedulers, Snap Backup can be run from the command-line. Use the scheduler built for your operating system (for example, "cron" on Linux and "Scheduled Tasks" on Windows) to automate your backups.


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Posted 22 February 2006 - 11:25 AM

Great feedback. thanks, Enthusiast--I tried SyncBack 3.2.9, and while setting up a schedule for backing up received the message "windows xp does not allow blank passwords for scheduled events". Eureka, as they say. I can't think of anything more annoying than requiring a pw of myself--no network here, I'm the sole user of this machine. But it seems I must now require myself to sign on and off if I'm to schedule a backup. And, at the risk of whining, why doesn't windows xp offer that message to folks trying to schedule events with blank passwords? Seems like an obvious thing...
But this is a great forum, and thanks again

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Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:09 PM

Glad we could help.




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