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Cannot add Second Backup USB Harddisk to SBS2011

Hello,

I'm trying to add a second USB Hardisk Backup Destination to a new SBS2011 Server. When running wizard I always get the error "Cannot configure backup schedule".

Searching the Internet it appears this is a common issue with SBS2011 and the workaround is to use wbadmin. However, this also doesn't work.

After running wizard the following error is logged in the SBCW log.

The specified file path in the file spec does not exist. ---> Microsoft.SnapIns.Backup.UI.Proxy.BlockLevelBackupException: IBlbEngine::ModifyTemplate failed due to Blb error: EFileSpecNotFound (0x80780136)

When I Google this error, I cannot find a solution. Backup works fine to first USB drive and I always have both drives attached when I run wizard.

Help

Horgio
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Alternatively you can use WBadmin from a command line as nicely outlined in Philip Elder's blog:
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2011/06/sbs-2011-backup-error-add-destination.html
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horgioAuthor Commented:
Hi Guys.

Thanks for the reply. However as mentioned on my original question

When running the Backup Wizard I have all drives attached that will be used as backup destinations.

I have tried WBadmin soultion, which hasn't worked.

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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Adding all drives I find often doesn't work, though it is the Microsoft standard answer. However I have never seen WBadmin fail.  Is your drive compatible?  The following has a list of many compatible and incompatible drives, though I thought WBadmin would add any drive but there was no guarantee it would work.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1780.external-backup-drives-compatibility-list.aspx
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horgioAuthor Commented:
The drive I'm trying to add is a Freecom 1TB USB 3.0  and is the the same a the First Drive, which works OK. Therefore my assumtion is the Drive is compatible. When I run WBadmin I get the error "Incorrect Function"
WBadmin.pdf
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Very odd.  There is no preinstalled mini-partition on the USB drive is there?  Sometimes USB drives come with some pre-installed backup software.

You might try removing all partitions and formatting with NTFS and then re-run WBadmin.
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horgioAuthor Commented:
I have managed to resolve the issue by re-running the Wizard to add the additional drive but removed the Recovery Drive (D) from the "Backed Up" items, and the wizard completed successfully. I have now completed a couple of backups on the second drive.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Though I haven't personally experienced any problems with manufacturers' recovery partitions (assuming that is what your D: partition is) but there have been a lot of issues reported as per one example below.  
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/servers/f/1466/t/19259368.aspx
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