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Backup 2008 server without formatting drive.

Is there a way to create a backup job to run without it formatting the external drive? I want to have other programs run backups to that drive as well.
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raffie613

8/22/2022 - Mon
cwstad2

when you say formatting, does the backup program you are using prompt for this action? Also what program are you using
raffie613

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I am just using windows server backup. and yes it prompts me to do it without allowing me to bypass it.
cwstad2

could you crate a network share on the drive and map the backup to that folder?
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raffie613

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it doesn't let you set network shares as a backup location only attached drives.
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nice article, but doesn't help my situation. I just need to know if there is a way to bypass it formatting the entire drive so that I can use it to back up other stuff onto it.
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It is the only thing that worked.