Windows server 2019 Fail backup to external drive

Mahdi Salehi 1 Reputation point

Hi I have Windows server 2019 Vm File server and i have problem for my backup.
the Disk that i wanted to Backup is 3TB GPT and Windows server Backup Is set alright.
I have 4tb Western Digital external HDD which is my Backup Location and i set it to my windows backup server
The Problem is when i want to start backup its take an hour and after that ist failed.
Error : "The Operation Failed. Retry The operation. If The issue persists, delete and then recreate scheduled backup settings. windows Backup cannot find any backup storage locations."
i tried delete the windows backup feature and add again, update , format external HDD , and set again 10 times but its failed again backup not Started!

  • my other file server with Lower capacity (External and internal HDD) works fine.
  • my current windows backup server detect my External HDD and looks fine tile the end of setup.

Thank you so much for Helping me.

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Windows Server Backup
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Backup: A duplicate copy of a program, a disk, or data, made either for archiving purposes or for safeguarding valuable files from loss should the active copy be damaged or destroyed.
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  1. Limitless Technology 44,101 Reputation points


    Thank you for your question and reaching out. I can understand you are having issues related to Backup on External disk.

    1. Please try to run chkdsk /f /r on the External disk to see if any Bad sector on the Disk.
    2. Please check for Logs from below location
    3. If you have any other USB disk then try to attach it and retry Backup operation.


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