SBS 2008 Windows Backup Removable Hard Drive CRU Dataport

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have been fighting backups on SBS 2008 and Windows 7 Pro machines when using CRU Dataport DP 10..

When the user removes the drive to change backups they fail like clockwork..  The disks are always removed in between backups, not during..  Has anyone figured out a creative way to correct this?

As I type this I'm thinking maybe I disable any caching on the external drives?

The only way I can seem to fix it is remove it from the backup array ("Destination Drives" I believe windows calls it), wipe the drive, then put it back and windows will backup fine until next swap..  I'm thinking taking the drives offline before swapping will work but I'm trying to figure out if there is already a way the end user can do it easily..  Maybe something I could script and schedule...

any help would be greatly appreciated..  

The other thing I'm thinking it could be is that the DP 10's are not hot swappable?  Not sure, but even if that's the case I'm stuck with them as I've used them for a dozen different clients so I'd rather figure out a solution using current HW / SW..

Question by:Kris_Benedict
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    It looks like the 10 model is not there is a hot-swap version.

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    that is because windows backup uses the unique drive identifier to identify the backup drive and not the drive letter.
    Every time you swap drives you will have to tell it where the destination is.
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