SSR 2011: Can independent recovery points contain incremental backups?
It would seem not, but I can't find a definitive answer.
Here's the scenario behind my quesion: I'm backing up an SBS 2008 SP2 server to a couple of external drives. When creating the backup job for the second backup drive, I'm forced to choose the independent recovery point option, because apparently that's how SSR is designed. Problem is, I'd like to have incremental backups on the second drive, rather than creating a full backup every time the job runs for that drive. Is it possible for independent recovery points to do incremental backups? Again, it seems not, but for some reason I'm hoping. . .
Here's what I do NOT want to do: I do not want to use the "offsite copy" option. After all, the main point of backing up to external drives (at least in my case) is so that one can be taken offiste while the other is backing up! If I make the second backup drive an "offisite copy" of the first backup drive, this defeats the purpose, as both drives have to be connected for the offsite copy job to run.
The only "solution" I can see is to use yet another drive as the primary backup location, and make the other two external drives offsite copies. I really don't want to do that for a couple of reasons: it will hog a drive bay, and it's irksome to shell out more money. But looks like that's what I'm stuck with, eh?
Thanks in adavance for any info.