USB backup drives dropping off Server2003
Posted on 2006-10-31
one of my clients runs a simple robocopy script to backup to 2 x external USB2 hard drives attached to ML350 server running MS Server 2003 Standard SP1. Swapped weekly.
This drive shows up as E: drive on the server, however some days it simply disappears from "My Computer" and therefore the backup fails with "The system cannot find the path specified". I therefore have to unplug and replug to see the drive again. This happens on both drives so that rules out the drives or the external cases as faulty.
i keep an eye on this by scripting psinfo -d > diskspace.txt and emailing this for checking each day.
but I wondered if there a way to make the USB drive more stable?, or a script available to refresh usb devices so if they do
Thanks for any advice in advance.