I manage an SBS2008 server, for about a year now the backup process to two usb hard drives has been working just fine. Just over a month ago, the server failed to recognize backup drive 2. I replaced this drive with another and all was OK, until this week when Backup drive 2 failed.
The funny thing is that i can take the drive to another xp pc in the office and it is detected and can see the contents on it. I deleted the partition and reformatted the drive but the server backup process wont see the drive. I can see the drive in Device Manager but not under the Disk Management ??? hence the server doesn't see the drive.
I connected another new usb drive and added it to the backup process, no problems at all.
It is just weird that the suspect drive works in other pc's just fine.
My solution is that i am getting another 2 new usb drives to replace the originals, rather than mess around for ages looking for a solution why. But if anyone has any solutions then they will be appreciated.