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Using Windows 2008 server native backup, I create an image that I save onto an external hard disk attached to the server every night.  Is it possible to have this job save to both an external hard disk attached to the server and a network location, all within the same scheduled job?

My goal is to have an image of the server backed up to 2 locations every night.

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As far as I know, a Windows Backup (ie- bkf file) can only backup to one location. Rather than generate the backup twice, it would possibly be a small increase in speed to *.bat xcopy one to the other.

If you have C: backing up to D: and want to also back up to E: (mapped network drive), backup C: to D: and either before (leaving enough time for it to finish), or after run
xcopy D:\*.* /e /h /r /k /x E:\*.*

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Read up on xcopy to see if you need any other switches, for example you may need /g for encrypted files.

/e includes empty subfolders
/h includes hidden files/folders
/r overwrites read only files
/k copies attributes
/x copies audit information and, as it implies /o, copies ACL information.
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thanks Vampireofdarkness, i'll give it a shot.
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I gave it a try, and the thing about Windows Server 2008 backup is that it likes to use disks without a drive letter.  Can xcopy/robocopy work without a drive letter?
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