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  • I'm looking to extend the primary hard drive (640 GB) on my Windows Home Server by using an internal 320 GB hard drive with an enclosure plugged into a USB port.  I would also like to backup all of my files onto a third hard drive, also internal 1 TB hard drive with an enclosure plugged into a USB port. Would I be able to accomplish this setup as I have described? Also, what would be a better backup solution: duplicating folders or backing up the server?
    • Changed type kariya21Moderator Saturday, November 7, 2009 12:31 AM technical question
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  • I'm looking to extend the primary hard drive (640 GB) on my Windows Home Server by using an internal 320 GB hard drive with an enclosure plugged into a USB port.  I would also like to backup all of my files onto a third hard drive, also internal 1 TB hard drive with an enclosure plugged into a USB port. Would I be able to accomplish this setup as I have described?

    Yes, it can be done as you described.  However, for reliability, you would be better off connecting your 320 GB drive as an internal drive (instead of using it through a USB port) as other users have had issues when using USB drives as part of the storage pool.

    Also, what would be a better backup solution: duplicating folders or backing up the server?
    Both.  :)  Folder Duplication is good only in terms of protecting data against a single hard drive failure.  It won't help for other disasters such as fire, flood, theft, etc.  Realistically, for any data that is truly valuable you should have one backup copy on-site (Folder Duplication) and another backup copy off-site (Server Backup).
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 12:35 AM
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