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Windows 2008 R2 Backup Utility

Posted on 2011-09-05
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Hello,

I have been using Windows 2008 R2 backup utilily without any problem with a dedicated USB external disk. It backups the entire server, every night, the USB disk has been specially formatted by the Backup utility, eveything is fine

My question:
Is it possible to install a second USB disk so taht the Backup Utility backups on BOTH disks evey nignt ?
The purpose of the second disk is to be off-site most of the time and, once a week, I will connect it to update my backup on this second USB disk

someboby has tried it ?
Thank you

 
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Question by:gadsad
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by:Steve
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yep. go through the backup wizard and select 'add more disks'
this means the backup will work to whichever drive is connected.
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by:gadsad
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and what will happen if BOTH disk are connected ? will it backup to both ?
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by:Steve
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nope. only one at a time.
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How does it choose if 2 disk are connected at the same time ?
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I havent tested it but I beleive it is based on the order in which the disks were initially setup as part of the backup (it renames the disks and has '_disk1' or '_disk2' at the end, for example)
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Thank you very much
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