Windows Server 2008 Backup on NFS non NTFS Volume

Hello Experts

i have a problem witch sound curious. I have two server 2008 R2 SP1. From the first one i can do backup to an nfs share an from the other one i cant - on the same nfs share. The one who doesent want to backup i get the error that he cant save on non ntfs volume.

can someone tell me whats about this? it is curious and strange.

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Dear deibel,

please provide some more details:

1. Which backup software/solution do you use on the two Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1?
2. What is the exact error message you "get" and from which program/software?
3. Which "Edition" (Standard, Enterprise, or..) are the two Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1?
4. On which host/OS does the NFS volume reside?
5. Are the two Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 as well as the host/OS '4' on which the NFS volume reside in the same AD/Domain?
6. Is the failing Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 in the rhosts file on the host/OS '4' on which the NFS volume reside, thus allowed to access the NFS volume?
7. How do you on the two Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 mount the NFS volume?

Kind regards,
deibelAuthor Commented:
1. it is the integratged windows server backup
2. cant do backup on share cause it is not a ntfs formated volume
3. enterprise edition
4. n/a it is not providede by us
5. no
6. i dont know but i can access it in "normal" way
7. no mount - windows server backup use UNC Path
How do you proceed to execute the backup ?
By default Windows Backup allow you to do the backup on internal drive or usb drive otherwise you have to create a schedule task with a command like :  

start backup -include:c:,d:,e: -allCritical -vssfull -backupTarget:\\NAS01\backups -quiet

Can you adapt this command (drive letter, UNC path) and execute on a command prompt
What kind of error do you have ?
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deibelAuthor Commented:
i use the assistent but the commandline says the same... target is not a ntfs formated volume

When you use the command line did you create a new folder ?
How many drive did you try to backup ? Try just with C:
You can also try to map your NAS as network drive ?
deibelAuthor Commented:
yes i did - i created a new folder
i tried ever drive as single drive
mapping the nas as network drive works and copy files via explorer works also but windows backup doesent support network drives
deibelAuthor Commented:
the maschine wich does backup has pass-through disks...can this be the problem?
Since the backup does not support network drives, mapped or UNC referenced are still seen as network drives by the software.

The software in question seems to be looking for a specific type of drive to backup to local (directly in the system hard drive or FC/iSCSI drive) in either case they will be NTFS formatted.
The Hyper-V VSS Writer does not work on passthrough disks.
WSB use VSS to make snapshot so maybe this is your issue.

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