Server Backup 2019 and BD-XL RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is Server Backup 2019 supposed to support BD-XL (100 Gb) DVDs? It certainly doesn't on my server. I've seen Hotfixes for Windows Backup (Windows 10) to work with BD-XL but noting for Server 2019. Is there such a fix or is there one planned?

    Also, I tried to copy the files on from the WindowsImageBackup directory created by Server Backup to DVD but that gave me errors (saying the files had changed although it's a dedicated drive). Without spending over $1000 for new software, I'm not sure what to do.

    Has anyone got any suggestions for a poor, small academic lab?

    Thanks so much.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 11:11 PM

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  • Hi aturnbul,

    I'm afraid to say Windows Server Backup limits the range of usable storage technologies. Users must back up to a fixed local disk meaning that automated backup to removable media Tape, DVD and RDX are not possible.


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    Thursday, July 23, 2020 7:18 AM
  • Thank you for the response. It's odd that Server Backup does allow you to select a DVD drive as a destination. It just gives an error when it tries to format the UDF file-system. Thanks again.
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:15 PM
  • Hi aturnbul,

    Thanks for your feedback.

    After some research, I still think Windows Server backup may not support backup to BD-XL DVD.

    Thanks for your time!

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    Friday, July 31, 2020 2:36 AM