Backup fails when USB drive not attached to client RRS feed

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  • I've noticed a problem where a client PC was configured to backup to WHS overnight and the Backup Wizard had included an external USB drive in the backup configuration.  When the external drive is not attached the backup fails.  The backup reports "the backup failed for an unknown reason".

    I would like to see the backup merely skip the missing volume in this case, rather than return the error.  Also, a better error message would be helpful, rather than saying the backup failed it would be better to advise that the backup did not complete because the external volume was unavailable.
    Monday, October 15, 2007 10:17 PM

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  • Sounds like a useful addition to me. You should go to Microsoft Connect and register it as a suggest for V2 of WHS and then others can vote on it. Who knows, it may then appear :-)



    Monday, October 22, 2007 6:24 PM