Using an external Hard Drive with BackupExec SERVER

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I cannot figure out how to get Backup Exec 8.6 to back up to an external hard drive.  The desktop version allows backing up to a fie, but I don't see that the Server version allows this.  Better yet I'd like to create a weekly backup job that simply writes to the external hard drive as if it were a tape drive.  

Specs:  Windows 2000 Server.  Backup Exec 8.6.  Current tape drive DLT VS 40/80

History:  very simply put, the tape drive is busted and we don't want to replace it for $900.00.  We are using an application that requires SQL and part of the existing (but non-working) tape backup job is to stop the SQL server before and restart it after the backup.  
Question by:kenlotterman
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    by: tells how to create B2D folders, or you can do it by command line,

    If there's no option then B2D support isn't installed, go into add/remove programs and select Backup Exec and modify and add the B2D option.

    >stop the SQL server before and restart it after the backup

    Not a good idea, the transaction logs won't get truncated. Use a maintenance plan under SQL enterprise manager to create a backup job, then set Backup Exec to back this file up if you haven't bought the SQL agent.

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