JSI Tip 5903. Ntbackup.exe cannot back up the metabase.bin file from another operating system on the same computer?

If you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer, you cannot backup the metabase.bin file from the non-current operating system.

If you have Windows 2000 Server booted from C:\Winnt and Windows XP is installed in D:\Windows, you cannot backup D:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv\metabase.bin.

Ntbackup 'thinks' that D:\Windows\System32\Inetsrv\metabase.bin is part of the System State in the Windows 2000 Server install because it fails to check the drive letter and path.

To workaround this feature, use a batch file to perform the backup. In the batch file, prior to executing Ntbackup.exe, rename D:\Winnt\System32\Inetsrv\Metabase.bin Metabase.old. After the Ntbackup.exe statement, rename D:\Winnt\System32\Inetsrv\Metabase.old Metabase.bin.



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