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Backup for two different USB drives that are swapped. Server 2003

I have a server 2003 server that has two usb 2.0 hard drives to back up to that are being swapped.

I am using the built in NTBackup with Server 2003 although I do have Backup Exec 10 from Symantec as well.

I want to have an easy backup that can be swapped, but the drives have different letters when connected. One is F and the other is Z.

I could schedule Z backups on one week and F backups on another week, but sometimes the pattern gets disrupted if the person who swaps them forgets one week or is not there.

is there an easy way to set this up?
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mrmyth
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I wrote a script to handle my backups - it's been made publicly available on my web site - it "prepares" a drive by placing a small text file on it, then it cycles through every drive letter looking for that file when backups occur.  Once found, it knows that drive letter is the backup drive.

You can download the script from www.lwcomputing.com/mysoftware.asp to examine it or to use it yourself
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mrmythAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much. It turned out that I am able to use Backup Exec which is on the server and just use device pools. Your script looks great though. I may use it in the future. Thanks for the tip.
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mrmythAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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