I used small business server 2003 backup wizard to set up a nightly ntbackup of my entire system. It goes to an external usb sata hard drive.
Every day I swap the drive and take the latest version offsite.
Before swapping, I have been logging on so I can click on the "safely remove hardware" icon and stop the disk.
I want to turn the disk rotation over to the office manager, but I don't want him to be signing in to the server every day, even with a non-administrative user id.
Is there anyway to automate the "safely remove hardware" step so it occurs shortly after the nightly backup is done?
For instance, I read about a DEVCON utility at http://ask-leo.com/is_there_a_way_to_safely_remove_hardware_from_a_batch_file.html
1) I am not sure if that will work under sbs 2003,
2) how do I get it to run very soon after the backup is done (doing backup at midnight and DEVCON at 6 am works, but it leaves many hours during which a power failure could mess things up.)
3) how can I be sure that DEVCON actually worked (in other words what happens if the "device cannot be stopped at this time" event occurs?
Anybody have any ideas?