Windows SBS Essentials 2011 Backup service will not start

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?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraConnect With a Mentor Solutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
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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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Do you have Outlook and is this native Windows backup service or backup Exec.

- Rancy
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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.
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyConnect With a Mentor Principal ConsultantCommented:
911bobCTOAuthor Commented:
Without doing anything the backup started working. Very strange
911bobCTOAuthor Commented:
Poorly worded question, but also strange result. Giving points to those that gave at leat partial answer to look into
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