We're using BESR 8.5 for a small company using SBS 2008 using 5 x removable HDD's that connect via USB.
It seems that BESR seems to recognise the HDD's individually and not just use the drive label as the storage location. For example I went thorugh and labeled all the drive's as drive Z:\. I then created my schedule to backup to drive Z:\ and it works fine. Plug in a new drive (check it comes up as Z:\ and it does), run a test backup which fails and BESR says the location is not available. Plug the original drive (that we created that schedule with) back in and all is well, the backup runs again.
To work around this for the moment we have create 5 seperate schedules (mon - fri) which works fine, unless of course they forget to change the drive over, and then fails (as it doesn't see the correct drive for the correct day).
Looking at the USB drives BESR seems to create a VProRecovery directory with a VProRecoveryStorage.ini file on each of the drives. I tried copying this from the drive I created the backup location to all the subsequent drives but it still says that Schedules device is not present.
If anybody else has been able to succeed with this can you let me know what you did, or any other sugestions that would be great.
Having a mon - fri backup schedule is fine, but I can't rely on the users in the office to change the drive, and sometimes we get just a weekly backup because they leave it in there for weeks on end, and only the day the drive corresponds to does it backup to.