Windows SBS Essentials 2011 Backup service will not start

Posted on 2012-08-10
Last Modified: 2012-10-25
Client has new install of SBS Essentials 2011 and backup service is not starting.

Pointed them to the article:

He is saying that the backup drive is not connected so he doubtsd if that is it.

My question is If a backup device is not available, will the backup service still start?
Question by:911bob
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    Expert Comment

    I'm afraid you haven't provided necessary event ids that we can help you with.

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    Backup service does not have to look out for the Drive .... however backups would fail if the Tape or backup location drive isnt available.

    But one thing for sure that if any configuration file or setup was done for some data to be on the drive and now its unavailable ..... it would surely fail.

    - Rancy
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    by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
    Do you have Outlook and is this native Windows backup service or backup Exec.

    - Rancy
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    by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
    Well, what backup service are you discussing, and where is it configured to store the backups?  There are two on SBS E.  One backs up the attached stations, the other backs up the SBS E itself to external USB drives.  There shoud be no tape drive in this picture if the SBS E is using any form of Windows Backup, which is what the SBS (S or E) Backup Wizard uses.
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy

    Author Comment

    Without doing anything the backup started working. Very strange

    Author Closing Comment

    Poorly worded question, but also strange result. Giving points to those that gave at leat partial answer to look into

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