Solved

Windows Server 2008 Backup Issues

Posted on 2011-09-25
6
295 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am using the built in backyp in server 2008 R2 and It is using a 1TB external drive.

The settings are for a daily full backup to happen at night and this drive is just for backups so it is locked to the backup software.

The oldest full is january 2011 and we are now out of space on this drive. We wan to achive these offsite to another much larger drive array. when I stop the backup where I can access the backup files it is only 1 folder for windows image backup and selectibng everything on the drive is about 200 GB and I have selecting to view hedden files. Windows backup software says the dive is fuill with only 3% free. The sizes just don't add up.

I can copy the entire drive to another drive but I can only copy about 200 GB of information of what appears to be there and it should be over 900 GB

Whay am I missing
0
Comment
Question by:ATL74
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:keevern
ID: 36595733
What is the file format? FAT NTFS?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ATL74
ID: 36595807
Not Sure. How can I tell?  Disk Manager the Best Way?

I assume you mean the format of the backup HD or the servers array?
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
keevern earned 500 total points
ID: 36595813
Backup HD and yes disk manager should tell you.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:shahzoor
ID: 36596083
1 TB is more than enough if you have only one server.
I am afraid the way you are managing it is not the right way
You must use a professional software for imaging etc.
I would recommend Acronis True Image Echo Server
You can schedule the backups as hourly, daily, weekly monthly or annually ....etc to local harddrive or remotr NAS.
Initially you can create a full image of the server and then you can schedule incremental backups only
Thus it wont take as much space as the full backup and only changed files will be backed up.
It will help ya in saving space as well as less traffic over network :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:ATL74
ID: 36596660
All Drives are NTFS
0
 

Author Comment

by:ATL74
ID: 36777481
Any other ideas?
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You might have come across a situation when you have Exchange 2013 server in two different sites (Production and DR). After adding the Database copy in ECP console it displays Database copy status unknown for the DR exchange server. Issue is strange…
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
This tutorial will give a short introduction and overview of Backup Exec 2012 and how to navigate and perform basic functions. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as conne…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question