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Error when trying to make a backup schedule


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#1 KJackson50

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

 I just bought a new 3TB external hard drive and it's formatted properly.The error is something like "volume over 2088958 cannot be protected" and it doens't let me set up a backup schedule. When I look online, lots of solutions point to shrinking the volume to below 2TB.

 

My question is, will this actually work in creating that backup schedule? Also won't shrinking the volume lessen the space that I need to do these daily backups. I wanted 3TB but it sounds like I can only use 2TB.

 

Any help will be appreciated, thanks.



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#2 KJackson50

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:53 AM

Updates:

 

I've formatted the volume, shrunk it down past the 2088958 mark, and even did a custom backup with only a fraction of what needs to be backed up and I still get that error. I wouldn't even be bothering with Win backup if it wasn't for our third party acronis backup software being on the fritz.

 

The only solution I'm coming to now is to return this drive and purchase two 2TB drives. Any other ideas?



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:36 PM

What version Of Server are you running?


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

Windows Server 2008 R2

 

I'm pulling my hair out right now! Thanks for the reply!



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

Don't know if you ever got it to work.

 

But, I suspect you need to format the drive as a GPT volume.

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302873

 

That should do it.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:42 PM

hmm GPT volume...

 

I'll give it a try. Researching this issue I've actually fixed what was going on with my acronis back up, however we'd love to get a Win backup going just in case. The two external drives are collecting dust at the moment.

 

Thanks, will let you know if that works!






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