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  • I have decided to go down the Separate volume backup route with windows home server. Does anyone know how to schedule nightly backups of Windows Home Servers own files to a separate drive.

    I have added a backup drive but there is no way to configure the backup to run on schedule.

    Friday, July 17, 2009 9:12 AM

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    I have added a backup drive but there is no way to configure the backup to run on schedule.

    If you need to schedule backups of your shares, you will need to use a tool other than the built-in server share backup which (as you've learned) isn't able to do this. Personally I use robocopy run as a scheduled task. This is unsupported, because it requires accessing the server through the console (Remote Desktop, since I have an HP MediaSmart Server) but it works fine for me.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Friday, July 17, 2009 11:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by joewalch Monday, July 20, 2009 3:50 PM
    Friday, July 17, 2009 3:32 PM
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