Duplicate Backups to External Drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any way to backup backups onto an external drive? I have a 1TB WD MyBook containing most of my files, but I'd like to put my computer backups in there as well. Is this possible?
    Friday, September 26, 2008 7:31 PM


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  • There was an add in in the developers forum:
    Or you try a batch like
    net stop PDL
    net stop WHSBackup
    xcopy D:\folders\{00008086-058D-4C89-AB57-A7F909A47AB4} e:\WHSBackupCopy
    net start WHSBackup
    net start PDL

    (Instead of xcopy you could also use robocopy.)
    Best greetings from Germany
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Saturday, September 27, 2008 12:40 AM
    • Marked as answer by Echilon Saturday, September 27, 2008 9:00 AM
    Friday, September 26, 2008 7:54 PM
  • Looks to be what I'm after and I can stick it in a batch file, but it's a shame there's no GUI for less experienced users.

    Thanks Olaf.
    Saturday, September 27, 2008 9:02 AM
  • Why not just run the backup of your WHS from the console?
    Computers & Backup > Right click Your Home Server > Backup now
    Sunday, September 28, 2008 10:34 AM
  • Because the OP wanted a backup of the client backups - the backup via console only saves the contents of the shares.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Sunday, September 28, 2008 10:53 AM