Backup to External Iomega Rev Harddisk

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Steve, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Steve

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    I have installed an external USB 2 IOMEGA 35GB REV Hard drive to my server
    but when I try to configure the backup from Server Management to backup to
    drive E: (which is the drive letter allocated to the REV) it gives me a
    message "You can only back up to internal harddDisks, external hard disks, or
    tape drives.

    It is an external hard disk but it must look like a CD writer or something
    to SBS.

    Anyone any ideas on either

    a) overcoming this by making it appear as what it is ie an external hard disk


    b) can I use NTBackup instead of server management as NTBackup does seem to
    accept this drive. If I use NTBackup, will scheduled backups run when the
    server is not logged in. (This doesnt seem to happem with the backup software
    supplied with the REV drive)


    Steve, Nov 6, 2004
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  2. Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Nov 6, 2004
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