We have Server 2008 R2 Standard, which is running SQL server.
The backup scheme is to have 6 external USB hard drives backing up data M-Sa. I open Server Manager and navigate to Window Server Backup. I click on Backup Schedule, and click through the wizard, selecting time, source files, and destination disk; windows formats the disk and the backups are scheduled. I then plug in the next backup disk and re run the backup wizard, this time i choose "add more backup destinations".
At this point i get the following error: "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect"
The error is not isolated to a specific external hard drive, I get the error on what ever hard drive I plug in as the additional location. All the external hard drives are the same make and model. I tried removing the drive by simply unplugging them, and also by safely ejecting them; same error.
I then followed the instructions here:
With option 1, i made sure the origional external backup disk was attached when adding additional disks, and continued to receive the error message.
I then added additional disks using option 3. Backups ran for about a week and then began failing. I do not have the error message.
So my current situation is that I have 6 external HDD's that need to be in a backup schedule. I would like to add them with the GUI if possible. What am I missing?