When you create a scheduled backup, a selection script, .bks file, is created. The .bks contains your drive, folder, file, and/or exclution settings that you selected for the backup.
NOTE: You can make use of an altered selection script in tip 2265 » How do I perform an NTBackup in Windows 2000, without having to manually manage the media?
To alter a selection script:
1. Use Notepad to navigate to:
\Documents and Settings\<UserName>\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTbackup\Data
2. Open the appropriate .bks file.
3. Alter the file using the following table of rules:
|Selection||M E A N I N G|
|X:\||The entire X: drive is backed up.|
|X:\FolderNname\||The files in this folder are backed up.|
|X:\FolderName\ /exlude||The files in this folder are excluded.|
|X:\FileName.ext||This file is backed up.|
|X:\FolderName\FileName.ext||This file is backed up.|
|X:\FileName.ext /exclude||This file is excluded.|
|X:\FolderName\FileName.ext /exclude||This file is excluded.|
|SystemState||The System State is backed up.|
|\\ServerName\ShareName\FolderName\||The network files in this folder will be backed up.|
4. On the File menu, choose Save As.
5. Save as a NewName.bks, using ANSI encoding.
6. Delete the original .bks file.
7. Open a CMD prompt in UNICODE mode, CMD /U.
type NewName.bks > OriginalName.bks
9. Delete NewName.bks.