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Windows Server 2008 Backup to Non-Dedicated Drive

I would like to know how, if possible, to schedule nightly backups of my C: volume to my E: volume without dedicating my e: volume to Windows Backups.  My e: volume is an External 1.5TB hard drive and my c: volume is a 160GB drive.  I have a lot of other items on my e: volume and I do not have the ability to make it a dedicated backup drive, nor do I have a spare drive large enough to dedicate.
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ComputerTechieCommented:
From what I understand from your post.
it a matter of creating a folder on the E drive and backing up to it.
When you say "unable to made it a dedicated backup drive" do you disconeect the drive at night?

here more info on windows backup. http://www.wbadmin.info/articles/how-does-windows-server-2008-backup-work.html

Might I  recommend ntbackup. http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsServer2008/AdminTips/Admin/WhathappenedtoNTBACKUPinWindowServer2008.html

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rbradberryAuthor Commented:
well, when i go to windows server backup then to the schedule backup wizard, I am not allowed to choose a directory, it only lets me choose a drive then it notifies me that it will make the drive dedicated, format it, and make the drive hidden to windows.  I can make manual backups to the drive without making it dedicated, but I would really like to setup a schedule.
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ComputerTechieCommented:
How about using a program call AutoIT http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/ and calling it with Task Scheduler.

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rbradberryAuthor Commented:
not exactly what i was hoping for but i guess its all i can do.  thanks for your help.
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