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Backup Server 2008 virtual machine to network drive

I need a solution for network backup of a virtual server 2008 that will make archive copies to network drive.  Currently I have it setup in task manager to run a .bat file to backup using the command line for "Backup Once".  The problem with that is it overwrites the previous backup.  

Here is what I have tried...

I have mapped the network share to the machine, but it will not backup to it since it will only backup to a "Physically" installed drive.  

I would prefer to not use 3rd party applications to trick the OS to think the network drive is a local drive, but this might be my only option.
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acromentCommented:
Just create a second batch file to save the backup to a different folder and a second scheduled job to run on different days.

repeat for as many different backups you would like (2-7 should do the trick to have 7 days of backups).

Does that help?

-eric
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DemonSquirrelAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, I don't have unlimited hard drive space or that would be doable.

Thanks for the quick response
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acromentCommented:
I don't have my 2008 server up and running at the moment - but can you backup to USB Drives?

I havn't had problems running NTbackups to a network drive in 2003... I'll have to look into this.
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DemonSquirrelAuthor Commented:
Well...Microsoft added some features, and removed some in SBS 2008.  One of the functions removed was the ability to backup to a network drive using Backup Schedule.  According to Microsoft the drive has to be physically located in or connected to the machine.  Also, the server I am backing up to is at our remote facility so I really don't want to drive 4 hours to attach a USB Drive.

**Please Note:  The Backup Once feature works fine.  It is the Backup Schedule that I need to get setup so I can backup to network drive.
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DemonSquirrelAuthor Commented:
Well we ended up adding another "internal" hard drive to the virtual server.  So this solved the issue.  I was hoping someone knew how to get around the no scheduled backups to network drives in Server 2008.

Thanks for the input.
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