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In the backup config panels, Windows Server Backup warns that with backup to a network share, the previous backups are overwritten. What I haven't figured out is whether a failed backup results in NO backup, or if the failed backup is just dropped, leaving the previous backup in-tact. In this scenario, the previous backup would be erased only after a successful subsequent backup.


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Yes. Failed Backup results in NO backup.

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Ok. Well that is very lame -- Is that documented or from personal experience or what? – Jason Kleban Nov 30 '09 at 17:58
Thanks for answering - but if you have any additional information, such as documentation/references, I'd appreciate it. – Jason Kleban Dec 3 '09 at 22:23

You could try creating a .vhd file in your share location, attach it in disk management, then tell Windows Server Backup to use that as if it were a locally attached drive.

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