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Backup Error:  End of Media encountered while backing up to non-removable media.

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I'm trying to backup the file server (Win 2003 server)

But just after about 4GB backup is completed it gives following error:

Insert Media
The fixed media is full. You cannot backup all of the specified data to this disk device.
The backup operation will stop.


Backup Progress says that the backup is complete.
Backup Status: Completed with errors


Backup Status
Operation: Backup
Active backup destination: File
End of Media encountered while backing up to non-removable media.



The file server has got following drives to be backed up
Drive Letter:     Total Space         Free Space             File System                 Allocation Unit size      
C:                     101MB               64.2MB                   FAT                           Default Allocation Size  
E:                      8.3GB                340MB                    NTFS                          4096 Bytes          
F:                      33.8GB              16.5GB                    NTFS                          4096 Bytes                          
L:                      19.5GB               12.8GB                    NTFS                          4096 Bytes          


Backup is being taken on 300GB Hard disk(G:) on the same server
Drive Letter:     Total Space         Free Space             File System                 Allocation Unit size      
G:                     279GB                279GB                    FAT32                         Default Allocation Size  


Not sure but is this due to FAT32 on backup drive?
Please Advise ...

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Fat32 has a filesize limit of 4GB, so you either need to make sure the backup file is split into chunks of not more than 4GB, or change the format to ntfs...
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Thanks, but how can I split the backup file into chunks...
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right click on the backup to disk in backupexec and select properties, then select the configuration tab. Here you can set the max size of the backup files. The wording might be a bit different, as I'm translating from a german version of BE.
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