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I have a Windows 2008 R2 server that I would like to create a backup schedule for (using Server Backup). If I had my choice I would like to have the following scenario;

5 different external drives to backup to. Each drive gets a full backup (bare metal). Each drive gets incrementals added nightly. When space runs out on a particular volume, the drive is erased and a new full backup starts.

I was unable to find any examples of anything similar. Is there anywhere I can find a list of scenarios with a short description, and a link on how to do it for Windows 2008 Server Backup?

Under windows 2003 using ntbackup we wrote a script that would;

Erase the nth backup where n is the number of the oldest backup with a maximum of 5 (max that would fit on the disk), make a new backup.

At any point we would have about 25 days worth of full backups. A scenario like this would be adequate for our needs as well.

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The native backup changed quite a bit from Win2003, see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup_and_Restore and wbadmin.info and technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754015.aspx –  ErikE Jan 2 at 22:51

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