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I inherited a Windows 2000 server. They use the backup program that came with windows 2000. Thursdays tape broke about 3 months ago. Every way that I have tried to replace it has failed. I have done lots of research and can not figure out what is wrong. Here is the current error of the week Backup Status The operation was not performed because the specified media cannot be found. Here is the script: C:\WINNT\system32\NTBACKUP.EXE backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\Thursday - 2.bks" /n "Thursday - 2" /d "Thursday - 2" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:on /m normal /j "Thursday - 2.job" /l:s /g "3a8d2b31-7d1d-496f-b06a-67dadd0a6794" Heres the verification of guidname: Thursday - 2 3A8D2B317D1D496FB06A67DADD0A6794 I have screen shots of the the tape in the media pool as well. However, I do not see a way to include them here. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

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Have you tried remaking the backup job? its a simple job action

LOoks to me like those files are either missing, OR the tape drive no longer recognizes the tapes

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