Windows Serve 2008 will not see USB drive for backup destination RRS feed

  • Question

  • All,

    I'm attempting to setup backups on a new Windows 2008 server and for whatever reason when I go into the Backup scheduler, it says it cannot find a USB drive attached to my system, therefore it will not let me select the drive as a valid destination.

    I can see the drive from Explorer as well as from within the disk management software, so I know it's working.   I just can't get the backup scheduler to recognize it.

    Any thoughts?

    Friday, June 12, 2009 9:07 PM


  • Hi Sam,

    USB based pen drives are not a supported target for backups. More information on backup target supported types is avaliable in the "Choosing a storage location" section of this help web page http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753528.aspx (similar info is there in the help in Backup scheduler).

    Thanks, Abhinav Mathur [MSFT] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Monday, June 15, 2009 5:07 AM