Our techs moved sql server over to a different server thats solely for sql and now the backups wont work right, they check for the consistency but wont back up the data. Can anyone give some suggestions please
If you are trying to move the backup off the server, then backup locally, zip the file and then move the file. You will only need enough free space as large as the biggest backup+the zip file. Backing up to a network drive is much much slower and not as stable as backing up locally.
I backup all of my databases, zip them, and have them copied to my machine nightly. That way when I come in in the morning I have everything I need to recreate all my databases on my machine.
I have a scheduled job the backs up the databases to disk in separate subdirectories, maintaining five days of historical data on the local drive. A second step then uses robocopy to archive the new files off to a network drive, where our network administrator uses veritas to back them up to tape.
You should not backup to a network drive, because you do not want database recoverability to fail due to network failure. Plus, as was mentioned, it is slow.
If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.