|I wouldn't rely on ntbackups built in scheduling feature. Having much experience and little to no long-lasting luck with it, I gave up trying to use it years ago.|
What I do is, run the ntbackup wizard and setup the backup. I also save it as a 'scheduled task' within ntbackup. Then, once I'm happy with the backup set, I open the scheduled backup (within ntbackup) and copy the command line for the actual backup and put that in a batchfile.
Once I have the batchfile, I delete the scheduled backup in ntbackup and then go to:
Start >> Programs >> Accessories >> System Tools >> Scheduled Tasks
And create a scheduled task there that points at my backup batchfile.
Below is an actualy batchfile I've used in the past. It's purpose it to perform a backup on one specific PC/Server and then copy that backup file from the PC it just backed up to another PC/Server within the network.
I use this at home on all XP Pro PC's in my house. They all backup to my main PC. I then backup the folder containing all backups onto DVD-RW's regularly.
rem clear mapped network drive
net use w: /d /y
rem map network drive to backup folder on server
net use w: \\server\share /persistent:yes
rem perform the backup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\Daily Backup.bks" /n "Daily Backup.bkf created 6/6/2005 at 11:04 AM" /d "Set created 6/6/2005 at 11:04 AM" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "Daily Backup" /l:s /f "C:\Backup\Daily Backup.bkf"
rem copy the backup to the server
xcopy c:\backup\"daily backup.bkf" w:\ /y
rem release mapped drive
net use w: /d /y
rem exit the batch file
The reason for all the mapping and unmapping of the drive is years of using windows has also proven to me it has issues with keeping drive mappings properly. Thus I release the drive at the end of the batchfile. But, if windows decides to not release the drive properly, I do it again at the begining of the batchfile. It's convoluted yes, but this batchfile has worked for me for years without issue as it is.
I hope this helps.