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Network Backup Best Practices?

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Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:07:03 PM

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Can someone point me out to a site that contains "Best Practices" "How To's"
for network backup jubs using Win 2000 ntbackup.exe. I'm struggling with
which user rights to set/use for my backup account. I don't want to give the
backup account too many rights, but it needs to be able to access everything
we want backed up.

Currently we've created a backup user named backup@ourdomain.com and made it
a member of the Backup Operators group, but this account doesn't seem to have
access to other profiles and we'd like to backup a few desktops and
favorites. the backup jobs are scheduled on the server under this backup
account which is a domain account. Should we be scheduling it under a local
account? Can a local account be a member of the domain's Backup Operators
group?

Thanks for a helping out with something probably very elementary, but I
haven't been able to find a clear, comprehensive guide anywhere.

-Sol
--
Computers and music geek. Too bad I'm good at music and it doesn't pay, but
I'm lost with computers and it still pays.
http://www.greenleafave.com
Anonymous
June 8, 2005 2:29:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

You should be able to solve the issue by making your domain backup account a
local administrator on the workstations that you are trying to backup.

"SolRodriguez" wrote:

> Can someone point me out to a site that contains "Best Practices" "How To's"
> for network backup jubs using Win 2000 ntbackup.exe. I'm struggling with
> which user rights to set/use for my backup account. I don't want to give the
> backup account too many rights, but it needs to be able to access everything
> we want backed up.
>
> Currently we've created a backup user named backup@ourdomain.com and made it
> a member of the Backup Operators group, but this account doesn't seem to have
> access to other profiles and we'd like to backup a few desktops and
> favorites. the backup jobs are scheduled on the server under this backup
> account which is a domain account. Should we be scheduling it under a local
> account? Can a local account be a member of the domain's Backup Operators
> group?
>
> Thanks for a helping out with something probably very elementary, but I
> haven't been able to find a clear, comprehensive guide anywhere.
>
> -Sol
> --
> Computers and music geek. Too bad I'm good at music and it doesn't pay, but
> I'm lost with computers and it still pays.
> http://www.greenleafave.com
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