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  • I just added two additional 500Gb drives to my HPEX475 for a total of 2TB of storage.  When my system conducts the backup function I am not seeing the new drives being utilized.  I mounted the new drives and they are recognized in the system, plus I can write data to them.  HP told me that backup function only writes data to the system drive.  IF that is so, why buy additional drives?  I have a total of 8 computers that need backup function so I really need the backup to utilize all drives.  Suggestions?
    Saturday, November 8, 2008 4:56 PM

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  • Hello,
    this is normal behaviour.
    WHS will fill the most used disk first, and then jump over to the next. Only shared folders with duplication on will also use a second disk.
    WHS will also try to keep the D: drive almost empty (with Power Pack 1 installed), but will not by itself move files around, which are already stored there.
    If you want to trigger this, you can try LZreallocator.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Saturday, November 8, 2008 5:27 PM
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