Cannot exclude folders with SBS Backup

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Word problems, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Hello all,

    I am running a Windows 2003 SBS R2 with to partitions (C and D). When I go
    through SBS Backup Wizard I get to screen asking if I want to exclude any
    folders. I am able to exclude folders on the C partition but I cannot exclude
    ANY folder on the D partition. When I attempt to I get the following error:

    "The selected folder is required by the system when restoring your server,
    or is a subfolder of a folder that is required by the system. You cannot
    exclude a required folder."

    The folder I am attempting to exclude is D:\wsus or D:\temp

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.
    Word problems, Mar 18, 2007
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  2. Find & open the small business bks file, using NTBackup - and modify it as
    you wish. It's in \program files\small business server or something (can't
    check right now).
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Mar 18, 2007
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  3. Lan is talking about File

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\BackupSmall
    Business Backup Script.bks

    Open in Notepad and you can see it.


    Russell Grover
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    support @ SBITS.Biz
    Remote Computer Support

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Russ Grover \(SBITS.Biz\), Mar 18, 2007
  4. Thanks Lan and Russ. It worked like a charm!

    Word problems, Mar 19, 2007
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