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Article ID: 237310 - Last Review: November 1, 2006 - Revision: 3.3

This article was previously published under Q237310
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This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000) is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/) .
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This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center (http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=http%3a%2f%2fsupport.microsoft.com%2fwin2000) is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy (http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/) .

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SUMMARY

When you create a scheduled backup job in Windows 2000, a selection script (.bks) file is created with a list of folders and files that are to be backed up and that are to be excluded from the backup job. You can edit this list of files by clicking Load Selections on the Job menu in the Backup tool (Ntbackup.exe). When you click the Load Selections command, load the .bks file that is named for the backup job that you created. Any files, folders, or network shares that you scheduled for backing up are selected. You can make any appropriate changes, and then click Save Selections on the Job menu to save them.

Ntbackup.exe saves the .bks file with the list of files to be backed up under your profile in the Drive:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTbackup\Data folder. The file is named with the name of the backup job.

Manually Editing the .bks File

  1. Start Notepad.exe.
  2. Open the .bks file.
  3. Make the appropriate changes as described in the following table.
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    EntryResult
    X:\This entire drive will be backed up.
    X:\Folder_name\Files in this folder will be backed up.
    X:\Folder_name\ /excludeFiles in this folder will be excluded.
    X:\File_name.extThis file will be backed up.
    X:\File_name.ext /excludeThis file will be excluded.
    SystemStateThe System State will be backed up.
    \\Server\Share\Folder\These network files will be backed up.
  4. On the File menu, click Save As.
  5. In the Save as type box, click Unicode, and then click Save.



APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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