On Windows Server 2008 it could happen that you cannot:
- Add a new disk to the scheduled backup if another disk is offline
- Add a new item to backed up if one of the disks is offline
The workaround is to do what you need using “wbadmin.exe” in command line.
To add a new disk:
Wbadmin get disks
Copy the “disk identifier” (GUID) of the disk that you want to add.
Wbadmin enable backup –addtarget:<GUID>
To add a new item to be backed up:
Wbadmin enable backup –allcritical –include:N:\*
– allcritical will include the bare metal recovery and system state and important local disks.
-include:N:\* will include the N: drive and all sub items. You can separate drives using a ,