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Automated System Recovery using NTBackup - SBS 2003 R2

Posted on 2009-07-06
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I am trying to run an ASR using NTBackup and it is including the external USB drive that I am trying to back up to.
How can I get it to NOT include the external USB drive?
I run backups daily to a folder on the external USB drive and want a complete ASR in a separate folder on the external USB drive. I have rotating USB drives that are kept offsite.
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Question by:Craig Gallichotte
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ASR isn't supposed to be backing up anything but the critical volumes.  How do you know for sure it is backing up the USB drive?  

Here is a site with all the ASR info anyone could ever want.

http://www.tech-faq.com/understanding-asr.shtml
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by:Craig Gallichotte
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It turns out the I was doing a complete system backup and NOT an ASR backup. The ASR does indeed only do the system volume. Thnak you for making me go back and check my work.
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Thank you for making me go back and check my work.
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