Backup of Windows server 2008 and its System state


I do take backup of my active directory server in windows server 2008 using the windows server backup wizard.
This backup is taken on the external hard drive, Can I change the path for the backup to be taken I mean instead of giving only the drive name can I give the path to a folder on the drive because all the backups are taken in the same folder every week.

How can i differentiate the set of backup based on the date wise.

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Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
you can do that but on partition you need to specialize a partition for this process  
if you want to do a single backup you can, but if you want to automate/schedule one you'll have to assign a disk or partition to it, windows backup is really limited.

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NetworkAdmin24Author Commented:
Even for single backup i cant choose a different folder on an external drive.

Maen Abu-TabanjehNetwork Administrator, Network ConsultantCommented:
why you don't try 3rd party backup? try backup assist , its excellent one :
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