This is getting more bizarre... Last night it looked like I had successfully set up a local server and an offsite server, all onsite. I set up a standard Kaseya Agent XP workstation as the Offsite Server. I have it pushing data out to a NAS on the local network. I have three servers which are backing up (usually successfully) to their own local USB hard drive. I have each of the three servers acting as a local server pointing to the same 'offsite server'. Therefore, the offsite server 'pulls' the data off of the respective server's usb drive and stores it on the NAS. Last night I got this all working and not too long into the process, the NAS froze up. Coincidence? I don't know, but I am starting to get a complex over this ;-)
Went in tonight and reset the NAS and shortly thereafter, I looked at one of the server.location folders and the .tib file was increasing in size, indicating that the process was moving along.
While I was there, I tried to open a command prompt on the main server (SBS 2003 SP1). It did nothing. I finally got Taskmgr open and found at least 25 cmd processes running, but no command window. I ended all of them and then rebooted the server. Upon reboot, I investigated the system log and I saw a repeated error that I have never before seen: "The server's configuration parameter "irpstacksize" is too small for the server to use a local device. Please increase the value of this parameter". This is SRV event 2011. It started at 3:10AM which is right after the server kicks off its backup routine (even though it is set for 1AM, it launches every night at 3AM whereas all the others go at 1AM as scheduled.) This error occurs twice in the same second and then 30 seconds later, it occurs twice again. It had been doing this every 30 seconds since Sept 12th. Strangely, other than the cmd issue, the server seemed to be running fine.
I really was hoping that I had found a cost effective solution for backing up for my clients. I have been in this business for 25 years and ever since my first 10Mb tape drive on an IBM PC (which cost over $1000 20 years ago), backup has been a serious thorn in my flesh. It just never seems to work.
Judging by the other posts in this thread, IT LOOKS LIKE WE ALL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, DOESN'T IT???