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  • I upgrade the WHS from the old one to WHS 2011. I understand that DE is gone. Here is the situation. I have 2x 2TB drives. The installation created a small 60 GB partition on one of the drives and installed the OS. Now I have the following; C: System, D:, E:

    I notice that "Client Computer Backups" folder is created on E:. I guess Daily backups will keep cumulating on this folder. When the E: gets full, the daily backups will automatically switch to D:? Or I should do it manaully? How can I tell it to backup to D:?

    Friday, February 17, 2012 11:42 PM

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  • On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 23:42:19 +0000, Jeong Ho Lee wrote:

    I notice that "Client Computer Backups" folder is created on E:. I guess Daily backups will?keep cumulating on this folder. When the E: gets full, the daily backups will automatically switch to D:? Or I should do it manaully? How can I tell it to backup to D:?

    E shouldn't get full as the client backups are not kept forever, they are
    kept based on the Client computer backup retention policy just like they
    were in WHSv1. On the Computers and Backup tab you can adjust this with the
    Additional client computer backup tasks link.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Forefront Identity Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    It is ten o'clock; do you know where your processes are?

    Friday, February 17, 2012 11:55 PM
  • How can I tell it to backup to D:?

    Dashboard, Server Folders. Select "Client Computer Backups" and in the right hand pane under "Client Computer Backup Tasks", select "Move the Folder" and follow the instructions.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.


    Saturday, February 18, 2012 2:20 AM
  • On Sat, 18 Feb 2012 02:20:28 +0000, Phil  Harrison wrote:

    How can I tell it to backup to D:?

    Dashboard, Server Folders. Select "Client Computer Backups" and in the right hand pane under "Client Computer Backup Tasks", select "Move the Folder" and follow the instructions.

    Sorry but while this will move the client backups to D it isn't going to
    solve the problem the OP was looking to have resolved which was essentially
    what do I do when E is full of client backups. If he's got a full 2 TB
    drive that is full from client backups, moving the client backups to a
    smaller driver is a complete non-starter. The move would fail since there
    wouldn't be enough disk space to move what currently exists let alone
    providing additional space.

    A better solution would be what I posted, adjusting the retention policy to
    ensure that the original drive doesn't fill up in the first place.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Forefront Identity Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    /Earth is 98% full...  please delete anyone you can.

    Saturday, February 18, 2012 8:22 AM