Solved

Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Backup devices have to be added each time

Posted on 2014-10-01
5
214 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-06
Set up server backup, using two 2TB Seagate ext USB portable drives. I've been thru the process with both drives to add the drive to the backup. The drives are swapped each day. When one drive is removed and the other connected I can see the drive in Disk Management but the backup does not see it,  I get a message on the dashboard that there's a drive available for backup but in Hard Drives it's not listed. I have to go thru the backup setup again. Is there a missing step here? Do we need to eject the drive first? I've not had to do this at other sites.
0
Comment
Question by:dpacheco
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
it_saige earned 500 total points
ID: 40355759
You have to manually add your second drive to the Backup List (neither of your drives should appear in Disk Management).

Once you create the backup job, go to an administrative command prompt and enter the following commands:

1.  WBADMIN GET DISKS

(Locate and record the GUID of the hard drive you want to add)

2.  WBADMIN ENABLE BACKUP -addtarget:"{GUID of the External HardDrive}"

(Don't forget to include the quotes and brackets around the GUID)

http://www.deltech-cs.com/blog/archives/add-multiple-backup-destinations-to-windows-sbs-2011-when-not-all-backup-devices-are-available-onsite/

If you run into more problems, refer to this solution on EE:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_28065485.html

-saige-
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:dpacheco
ID: 40355780
I will try that but I'm wondering why they have the option in the dashboard to add a drive if it doesn't work.
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:it_saige
ID: 40355784
I honestly do not know.  I do know that sometimes I have been able to add multiple backup disks, but if I run into any issues, I just revert to the manual method.

-saige-
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:it_saige
ID: 40355788
You might also check out:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2833738

-saige-
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:dpacheco
ID: 40355810
I'm not getting any error when the backup runs, just that there's no backup device. Also no error when I add the device, just have to keep adding it. I'll try adding them both manually while they're both connected. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Table of Contents: Lesson 1 - Installing Windows Server 2012 (http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2012/A_11592-Become-an-Administrator-Installing-Windows-Server-2012.html) Lesson 2 - Configuring Ser…
I don't know if many of you have made the great mistake of using the Cisco Thin Client model with the management software VXC. If you have then you are probably more then familiar with the incredibly clunky interface, the numerous work arounds, and …
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now