problem backing up in xp pro



melthamdave
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
When I try to back up this message comes up:

The back up file name could not be used
D\My files.bkf
Please ensure it is a valid path and trha you have sufficient access

I am the administrator
I have tried several file names
Thanks
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melthamdave

tfw48079
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
"melthamdave" wrote:

> When I try to back up this message comes up:
>
> The back up file name could not be used
> D\My files.bkf
> Please ensure it is a valid path and trha you have sufficient access
>
> I am the administrator
> I have tried several file names
> Thanks
> --
> melthamdave

If what is showing above is the path and file you key for backup, then you
are missing the colon between the d and backslash.

hth

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
melthamdave wrote:

> When I try to back up this message comes up:
>
> The back up file name could not be used
> D\My files.bkf
> Please ensure it is a valid path and trha you have sufficient access
>
> I am the administrator
> I have tried several file names
> Thanks

Also what is the D: drive? If it's a CD, ntbackup cannot backup to CD
unless 3rd party burning software is installed, and even then will only
write to one CD - it cannot span CDs.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

melthamdave
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
it did have a :
It is a CD drive. I looked in the help literature and saw no reference to it
not being able to back up to a cd; what purpose does backup serve? to back up
to floppies!!
Cannot Microsoft invest a little money into making a utility they offer work
with 20th century technology? I wasted about 3 hours fiddling around with it
trying to get it to work
--
melthamdave


"Rock" wrote:

> melthamdave wrote:
>
> > When I try to back up this message comes up:
> >
> > The back up file name could not be used
> > D\My files.bkf
> > Please ensure it is a valid path and trha you have sufficient access
> >
> > I am the administrator
> > I have tried several file names
> > Thanks
>
> Also what is the D: drive? If it's a CD, ntbackup cannot backup to CD
> unless 3rd party burning software is installed, and even then will only
> write to one CD - it cannot span CDs.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

M8RIX
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
D:\ on my HP m1050y is set aside for the recovery partition and cannot be
accessed at all except in the need for recovery.

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Mark N.
"melthamdave" <melthamdave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:701C6686-E18D-4931-8080-25F14981C4A3@microsoft.com...
> When I try to back up this message comes up:
>
> The back up file name could not be used
> D\My files.bkf
> Please ensure it is a valid path and trha you have sufficient access
>
> I am the administrator
> I have tried several file names
> Thanks
> --
> melthamdave

NobodyMan
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
On Tue, 17 May 2005 15:39:22 -0700, "melthamdave"
<melthamdave@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>it did have a :
>It is a CD drive. I looked in the help literature and saw no reference to it
>not being able to back up to a cd; what purpose does backup serve? to back up
>to floppies!!
>Cannot Microsoft invest a little money into making a utility they offer work
>with 20th century technology? I wasted about 3 hours fiddling around with it
>trying to get it to work

NTBackup was written for tape drive units. Believe it or not, lots
and lots of servers still write to tape (such as DAT) using NTBackup
or other software. It is cheaper and much easier to use than CD
media, since one tape can hold an entire backup set and I can automate
it to run while I'm asleep, instead of having to be at work swapping
CDs.

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
melthamdave wrote:

> it did have a :
> It is a CD drive. I looked in the help literature and saw no reference to it
> not being able to back up to a cd; what purpose does backup serve? to back up
> to floppies!!
> Cannot Microsoft invest a little money into making a utility they offer work
> with 20th century technology? I wasted about 3 hours fiddling around with it
> trying to get it to work

Ntbackup is a legacy app from NT. It works well for backups to tape
units, internal and external drives and network drives. If you want CD
support use a drive imaging program such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True
Image, or a "traditional" backup program similar to ntbackup but with
CD/DVD support. One such is Stompsoft's Backup MyPC.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


problem backing up in xp pro