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I have a server loaded with windows 2003. It is scheduled for a system state backup using NTBackup utility. It worked fine as scheduled for sometime, but since a couple of days ago the scheduled backup isn't running, and now I have a manual job of doing a backup daily.

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Did you check the schedule task logs to see what error its reporting? –  Keltari Aug 22 '11 at 20:52
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And if/when you do find the error in the event log - you can do some research on what might be causing it here: eventid.net –  quickcel Aug 22 '11 at 20:59
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+1 @keltari - was going to write as my answer - the event log is very good and should tell you why it failed. My guess is connection or space on/to the backup drive/tape/whatever. –  William Hilsum Aug 22 '11 at 22:26
    
@william.. i guess you are ryt... actually the backup drive is an external network drive... may be due to connection prolems.. –  legendlovermaddy Aug 23 '11 at 20:26

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