Windows 2003 Backups Not Creating Log Files

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
November 1, 2010 at 06:35:48
Specs: Windows 2003, AMD 64 Dual Core
At a school, we're using just the built-in Windows Backup to perform all their nightly full and incremental backups. A few months back, something happened and the whatever mechanism that creates the log files for the backups quit working. I've tried going into Windows Backup and into Tools --> Options --> Backup Log Tab. It was set to summary. I tried to select it to none and then ok and then go back in and select it back to summary and ok hoping it would re-trigger it to make log files. Didn't work. I now have it set to "detailed" log files and it's still not creating log files (neither in Tools --> Reports or in C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.LCS\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data.)

Any idea how to fix it?


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#1
November 1, 2010 at 09:59:50
What happens when in ntbackup you go to Tools and Reports? This blank?

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#2
November 1, 2010 at 11:16:31
The last report occurred on 8/25. The backups run every night.

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#3
November 1, 2010 at 14:49:46
are you doing test restores of your backups? if not, you have no good backups. just a fyi.

What account is ntbackup being scheduled under? Can this account write to the log folder?

if you manually run a small backup with the log write enabled does it work?


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#4
November 1, 2010 at 14:58:02
Figured it out. We were using alternate credentials for the backup job, so the backups were being stored under that windows profile and not the domain admin profile.

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