Rotating backups on built in Server 2012 Standard backup

I would like to use the built in backup for Server 2012 with its great ability to manage itself easily and do the backup free with the system.  The problem is that I can only get it to work properly with 1 connected drive and never disconnect it.  It does great then in managing itself.

I need to rotate 3 drives so they can be taken off-site.  How can the Server 2012 backup handle such a scenario.  I do not care if the backups become full backups (opposed to incremental or differential).

Thank you for any help you can provide.
Bryan PivikAsked:
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Connect all three drives and run the backup schedule wizard. From there it should work regardless of which drive (or drives) are connected.

without more details (errors) I can't say why your backup isn't working that way now.

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Sai Prasad KinneraSupport Delivery ManagerCommented:
Above recommendation holds good if you are going to append to media ie, once first backup completes it uses the same media and continue writing without overwriting whats in there and then move on to next tape.

I have seen several issues with media in rotation with windows backup where the backups dont continue writing to second media once first is full.

As long as one media is available things run like charm.

I havent seen changes being done to this portion, you can certainly try the recommendation though..
Bryan PivikAuthor Commented:
I appreciate the information.  It did make the difference.  I have personally found the Windows backup to be flawed and spoke to the client about it.  We purchased Acronis to resolve the issue with a sledge hammer.
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