backup SBS 2008 on remote share / network share

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Vikash Gautam, May 29, 2009.

  1. Hi All-

    I tried to configure server backup on SBS 2008. I succeed but to backup in
    attached drives.

    I dont see anything even in SBS Console(Advanced Mode) to configure
    remote share / network share as destination destination.

    Please tell me how to do? Is it possible or not?

    Thanks
    Vikash G
     
    Vikash Gautam, May 29, 2009
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  2. Not possible. The SBS 2008 backup program requires a "block" device to back
    up to. A share is not a block device. You can, however, use an iSCSI device.
    So SANs work, but NASs don't work. The key is that SBS needs to be able to
    "mount" the device and own it so that it knows nothing else is writing to
    it.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, May 29, 2009
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  3. okay , that means backup on network share and network storage drives is not
    possible but if attach a storage scsi device and mount it like USB then
    backup happens. then I will conclude that SBS allows backup only on local and
    attached drives not on network share.

    Thanks
     
    Vikash Gautam, May 29, 2009
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  4. Vikash Gautam

    Nathaniel Guest

    Look into wbadmin.exe console command. add it to a schedule. It can create
    full & system state restores to a local folder/remote network share then
    move it to an external USB Disk when it comes time to restore.

    Be sure to have tested a restore to different hardware and document it so
    when your server panics you don't.
    message That is correct. And SBS Backup must have complete control over the
    drive...it cannot be used to store other data/programs

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    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP]
    Co-Contributor, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Unleashed
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    Owner, CPU Services, Belleville, IL
    A Microsoft Registered Partner
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    Please do not submit questions directly to me.


    okay , that means backup on network share and network storage drives is not
    possible but if attach a storage scsi device and mount it like USB then
    backup happens. then I will conclude that SBS allows backup only on local
    and
    attached drives not on network share.

    Thanks
     
    Nathaniel, May 29, 2009
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