I have several clients that are using USB HD's to backup their servers. They each use two drives that they rotate daily. We use the program Second Copy to perfom the backup.
Recently all three clients that use this system have started having failures during their backup. Each day the log says that the drive could not be found. What we have started doing is each morning, they remove the previous drive, insert the new drive, open My Computer and double click the newly refreshed USB drive. Then after a couple of seconds the USB drive window disappears and when you look in My computer it is no longer there. Wait a couple of seconds and after My Computer refreshes there the is drive and the backup works fine that night.
These are very different environments.
One uses two Simpletech 250GB drives.
Two use two Western Digital 250GB passport drives.
One uses Second Copy 2000 - Purchased version
One uses Second Copy 7 - Purchased version
One uses Second Copy 7 - Trial version (expired, but it still runs the backups you just can't add new backups).
Two are the same model IBM xSeries servers
The other is a xSeries server as well but just a different model.
Can someone fill me in on what I'm doing wrong? Thanks in advance.