Using Backup Exec 11D with an external HDD.
Posted on 2011-10-18
We've been backing up a client using Symantec Backup Exec 11D to an autoloader for a few years now, but the autoloader died and they're looking for a cheap way to get by for a few months. I purchased a Western Digital My Book Essential 3TB external hard drive and plugged it into the server, it did recognize the drive although initially it told me it was not intalled, but I'm able to view it and navigate to it as well as create folders on it from the server. I was even able to create Backup to disk folder from within Backup Exec on the drive, but anytime I try to run the job it just sits in a queued state until it's auto canceled after 8 hours. If I create a job using the local disk as a B2D folder, it will run, so there must be some issue with Backup Exec and the external hard drive. Does anyone have any ideas, I was certain Backup Exec could use an external HDD, but is this not supported?