I wasn't sure which group would be best to post this to. I apologize if it's
inappropriate for some of these groups.
ntbackup's log indicates *all* is well for both the backup and verify.
However the event viewer's application log does not contain all the expected
ntbackup events (8000 start backup, 8001 end backup, 8008 start verify, 8009
The app log may show all the right 8000/8001 but then a start verify (8008)
with no matching end verify (8009)?, I've also seen log entries start
somewhere in the middle of the job? It does not start/stop in the same place
within the backup job every time, no pattern noticed.
in short, if ntbackup's log says all is well, is it? or is it known to have
issues? would the data from the application log be more reliable?
I am currently without a test server to do a full test restore of system
states and exchange data to ensure all is well. Although I am working on
getting one ASAP. Right now I'm hoping someone here can let me know if this
is normal or indication of a problem; or well-known issue.