Windows Backup | Adding Multiple External HDDs


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Windows Backup can be configured to use multiple external hard drives as the target. This way you can setup a hard drive rotation system i.e. Mon: USB_HDD1, Tue: USB_HDD2, Wed: USB_HDD1

Ideally both HDDS (or more) need to be connected at the same time when you configure the backup from the GUI. If you do not have both HDDS connected this can be accomplished using the WBADMIN command line tool.

Locate the HDD identifier using “get disk” and add it to the job using “-addtarget”.

wbadmin get disks
WBADMIN ENABLE BACKUP -addtarget:{xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx}

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