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.