Are there plans to allow backing up to sub folders (XP allows this) versus just the root folder of External USB or NAS interface drives? I have a need since I backup multiple computers to external devices before working on them. Either directing the backup to a folder or to be able to name the backup folder would work.
Thanks for your feedback. Right now, backup does not support backing up to a sub folder of a volume. We have taken this feedback for future releases. However, this should not stop you from running backups of mutliple computers to a device since every backup creates a <<MachineName>> folder and runs <<MachineName>> machine's backups to it. Hope this helps!
- Proposed as answer by Sneha Magapu [MSFT]Microsoft employee Monday, October 12, 2009 12:57 PM
I believe I've found an effective workaround: when setting up your backup job, click "Add a network location..." when choosing a location to save to. From there you can seemingly specify any subfolder structure you like, so you ought to be able to backup to any locally attached drive's administrative share, too.
For example, if you wanted to backup to "D:\backups\", you could specify a network location of "\\[your machine name]\D$\backups\", excluding the quotes of course. Just enter the username and password of an account with permissions to that folder and away you go.
This should work as long as you haven't removed the administrative share for whichever drive you're backing up to.