WS2012R2 Essentials - Moving Folder to another drive

Crowsfan 1 Reputation point
2020-12-11T20:37:56.203+00:00

I'm trying to move the Client Computer Backups folder under the Server Folder tab in the Storage section of the Essentials Dashboard. The drive is filling up and I need to move it to a larger drive. Repeated attempts fail with a "Windows Server Essentials Computer Backup Service cannot be stopped" message. Stopping the service does not change the message. I can move other Folders without error.

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  1. Jenny Yan-MSFT 9,321 Reputation points
    2020-12-14T05:46:01.26+00:00

    Hi,
    1.Kindly note that "dynamic disks is not supported in Windows Server Essentials", please ensure that the drive or folder to be moved to is not dynamic disks.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-sg/windows-server-essentials/get-started/system-requirements

    2.Kindly verify the status of Windows Server Essentials Management Service when you failed to move the backup folder and test by manually starting it.
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    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.

    Thanks,
    Jenny