I've not had that same experience.  Granted, it's a limited feature utility (note the use of the word utility vs. tool as requested) but it's still capable of doing more.  There were some fixes to ntbackup in service packs and such.  You might want to verify you're using the latest version of that's what you see.
Also, check the media it's headed to.  It's error handling is not very elegant, but I've found it to be useful and strong enough to stand up to some complex tasks in the past. I've got several running now via cli that have been in place for more than half a year without issue (I know, I know, spend all that money on an enterprise backup system only to backup some machines locally.  But there are times when it makes more sense, trust me.)

On 10/27/06, Albert Duro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I've found, with NTbackup, that if you cram two or more tasks into a backup job, it's very likely to fail. For example, if you do a System State and a file backup and an Exchange backup in the same job.  It's best to separate each task into its own job, and sort it out in the scheduling.
A mixed job will also work for a while and then fail, which sounds like what happened to OP.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 2:21 PM
Subject: RE: [ActiveDir] Exchange Log files --Disk Full--

Do you have multiple information stores on this storage group?   (If using Exchange Enterprise edition)...the logs can't flush until all stores have a full backup, because the logs are shared...

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Technical Support
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 3:16 PM
To: ActiveDir@mail.activedir.org; ActiveDir@mail.activedir.org
Subject: RE: [ActiveDir] Exchange Log files --Disk Full--

I am running Normal Backup. Using NTBackup Utility. Backing up Information store.

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Sent: Thu 10/26/2006 12:49 PM
To: ActiveDir@mail.activedir.org
Subject: RE: [ActiveDir] Exchange Log files --Disk Full--

Are you running full (AKA normal) backups every night? It seems not. Use NTBackup to backup to disk (obviously, you'll need a disk with over 120GB of available space) and then use whatever normal program you use to back that backup onto tape. This will keep you running until you sort out why your normal backup software isn't flushing the logs when the backup completes.
How are you currently running backups? What software is in use? Are you sure it's Exchange aware? Are you doing brick level backups or copy backups instead of a full backup? Neither will flush the logs.
I'd resolve this as quickly as possible, because if you are in a situation where you have to replay the logs, you're NOT going to be a happy camper.

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf Of Technical Support
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 11:09 AM
To: ActiveDir@mail.activedir.org
Subject: [ActiveDir] Exchange Log files --Disk Full--

Hi All,
Kindly suggest, what i can do about my Exchange Log files?
I have about 120 GB Log files for past 4 months. I have a few doubts:-
Do i really need all those log files?
If yes, Then how is it possible to manage with this as i have a very limited space left.
Can i delete these log files?
Backup doesnt remove these log files?
i am really running out of space on my Exchange log storage drive.

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