SBS 2011 Backup to USB External Drive
Posted on 2012-08-31
I have a BlacX Sata HDD USB Docking station - with a Western Digital 2 TB hard drive plugged into it. I made sure that the drive was formatted NTFS. I plug the drive into the USB port of my server - run the backup wizard - it sees it as Drive 1 - I label it - pick the folders I want to backup - it throws a warning that the destination drive will be formatted - I hit yes - then boom it crashes with a generic error - cannot schedule backup.
I know once the drive has been designated as a backup - you can’t see it via the "computer" in the start menu, but its acting like it doesn't even exist on the server at all.
I tried the wbadmin get disks command - it lists it under the list of drives - I attempted to "addtarget" using the disk identifier as the target info and it states - backup schedule wasn't found. Configure the scheduled backup by adding backup location, volumes to back up, and times of day to run backups ..... Ahhhhhh ..... this is exactly what I'm trying to do!!
I have no idea what is going on here - I'm at my end trying to figure this out - this whole backup scenario is a giant catch 22 for my machine thus far. Any help here would be greatly appreciated!