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backing up guest OS to USB drives RRS feed

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  • I am running SBS2008 as a guest on Windows 2008 R2 with hyper-v.
    i attached 2 USB drives to the host box. and inteneded to alternate them once a week for backups. in the disk manager i created the partitions on them and marked them as offline.
    I then went into the guest OS, assigned drive letters (V and W) and configured the backup to use both drives. i then unplugged one of the drives and tried to reboot the guest OS.
    The VM would not boot since it reported that it was missing one of the resources.
    How can I configure this setup to use alternated USB backup drives without having to reconfigure the Guest and rebooting every week
    Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:09 AM