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Inside Windows® Server 2003 by William Boswell

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Functional Description Ntbackup

Like all Windows products starting with NT 3.51, Windows Server 2003 comes with a backup utility, Ntbackup, that is a stripped-down version of a commercial package called Backup Exec from Veritas Software, www.veritas.com. Data backups performed with earlier versions of Ntbackup can be restored using the Windows Server 2003 version because they use the same Microsoft Tape Format (MTF).

Ntbackup does not incorporate a tape handler. Tape handling is done by the Removable Storage Management (RSM) service. The RSM service can handle individual tape drives as well as robotic libraries. It also is responsible for handling CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, Zip, Jaz, Orb, and magnetooptical drives.

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