A. To run NT Backup from the command line, simply use the following syntax.
ntbackup <operation> <path> /a /b /d "text" /e /hc:<on/off> /l "<filename>" /r /missingtape /t <backup type> /tape:n /v
The table below explains each parameter.
|<operation>||The operation to perform. If you want to eject a tape, add the eject command, and include the /tape parameter.|
|<path>||The list of drives and directories to back up. You can’t use filenames or the wildcard character. To back up multiple drives, put a space between the drives (e.g., ntbackup backup c: d:).|
|/a||Appends backup sets to the end of the tape. If you omit this parameter, the tape will erase.|
|/b||Backs up the local registry.|
|/d "text"||A description of the tape.|
|/e||Logs only exceptions.|
|/hc:<on/off>||If you use /hc:on, hardware compression is used. If you use /hc:off, no hardware compression is used.|
|/l "<filename>"||Location and name for the log file.|
|/r||Restricts access (ignored if you use the /a parameter).|
|/missingtape||Specifies that a tape is missing from the backup set when the set spans several tapes. Each tape becomes one unit rather than part of the set.|
|/t <backup type>||The type of backup (i.e., normal, incremental, differential, copy, or daily).|
|/tape:n||Specifies which tape drive to use (from 0 to 9). If you omit this parameter, NT Backup uses tape drive 0.|