How to schedule two backup tasks

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jerome Quief, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Jerome Quief

    Jerome Quief Guest

    I'm looking for a way to schedule more than one task in the SBS integrated
    backup Tool. I do backups on 500GB HDD USB2.
    - I want to make Daily backup from Monday to Thursday. And keep only one file.
    - I want to make Weekly backup on Friday. And keep three files.

    My 500GB HDD does not support more backup files but I want to keep file for
    maximum time.
    The backup tool does not allow me to configure more than one job, isn't it ?
    Is there any work-around ?

    Thanks in advance.
    Jerome Quief, Nov 23, 2007
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  2. Hi Jerome:

    Use NT backup. SBS backup will not do this.

    I would rather see you get another drive and rotate them. Full backups to
    alternating drives for as many as each will hold.
    Larry Struckmeyer, Nov 23, 2007
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  3. Jerome Quief

    Jerome Quief Guest

    Thanks. I will use NTBackup.

    Jerome Quief, Nov 23, 2007
  4. Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Nov 23, 2007
  5. You may want to be careful about duplicate storage in backups.

    This is one of the issues with SBS backup. It backs up the entire drive at
    the folder level, then does Exchange and the System State again.
    Because I was having problems with the size of the result, I got MS CSS to
    verify the following.

    For NT Backup to be able to restore SBS Servers:
    We must backup the boot files in the root of the boot drive (usually C:)
    We must backup Windows
    We must backup Program Files
    We must backup First Storage Group
    We must backup System State.
    It would be a good idea to backup any user data <g>

    It is not necessary to backup the *.edb or the *.stm files, whatever
    folder as they are in as the selection screen
    offers Servername:MSInformationStore:First Storage Group under the Exchange
    System portion.

    Therefore, the only native SBS files that can be skipped at the
    file/folder level are *.edb and *.stm.

    The folder "Client Apps" is static and could be archived.

    pagefile.sys can be skipped

    recycle bin can be skipped, your call
    Larry Struckmeyer, Nov 23, 2007
  6. You may wish to look into a 3rd party solution for your USB disk backups,
    such as ShadowProtect from StorageCraft, or Acronis True Image Server. Not
    only can you set multiple schedules, it also will manage the disks when they
    get full, deleting the oldest back ups. Additionally, since they are
    performing image backups --- if you ever had to restore your server's hard
    disk, you could do so quickly.
    Kevin Weilbacher, Nov 23, 2007
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