Backup: How to schedule two different backup jobs

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Rossi, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Rossi

    Rossi Guest

    I have two 250 GB usb external hardrives and one is recognized as F drive and
    the other one as G drive. I want to schedule two different backup jobs, one
    that backup M-W-F info to the F drive and the other job that backup T-Th-Sat
    info to the G drive. The idea is to take one of the HD everyday out of the
    building (offsite) for security purposes. The server management backup allows
    me to schedule only one job (or maybe there is a way to schedule more than
    one job and I don't know it). I tried also the backup utility and I can
    schedule different jobs but the problem is that it creates only one file
    which contains the backup for every day scheduled, so when I get to the point
    that the HD is almost full (it can keep maybe one month of info) I'll have to
    delete the only file it creates which can contain info from two or more days
    ago that I really need to have for any emergency. Any ideas how to do this.
    Rossi, Jan 20, 2005
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    Franz Leu Guest

    Franz Leu, Jan 20, 2005
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  3. Franz,

    The link is dead can you check it or correct it lease.. I am interested in
    it also.

    Dirk-Thomas Brown, Jan 20, 2005
  4. Hi Dirk-Thomas,

    That link is not dead. It works for me.


    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Jan 20, 2005
  5. Yup... finally came up... cyber stumble!

    Dirk-Thomas Brown, Jan 20, 2005
  6. We're using external USB drives at several clients - since you're going to
    be rotating drives offsite daily, the simplest solution is to only have one
    drive connected to the server at a time. When you remove one drive and
    attach the other, the newly attached drive should use the same drive letter
    as the drive you removed. That way you only need a single backup job . . .


    Chad A. Gross - SBS MVP
    Chad A. Gross [SBS MVP], Jan 21, 2005
  7. Rossi

    Chris Jones Guest

    You will have to run the backup wizard for every backup, to do what you
    wanna do, dont use the SBS Server Management console, go to Start Programs
    Accessories, system tools and click backup, do this everytime for each
    Chris Jones, Jan 21, 2005
  8. Rossi

    Rossi Guest

    Thank you for the idea. I tried that before but for any reason when I remove
    let us say drive F (one of the external USB HD) the other one shows as drive
    G it never change to F even if I remove the F drive. I decided yesterday to
    remove the F drive and change the drive letter for my G drive, I changed it
    to F in that way both USB external HD will have the same letter drive but of
    course both cannot connected at the same time and it is ok with me because
    I'll be taking one off-site. I think my problem is resolved.

    Thank you and everybody else that gave me ideas.
    Rossi, Jan 21, 2005
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