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Excluding existing disk from WHS RRS feed

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    Hi.

     

    I have a server with 3 HDD at the moment. I would like to install WHS to manage backups, files and media in my local network, but keep the existing data on my third disk as a standalone NTFS drive. Is this in anyway possible?

     

    I tried installing WHS on my machine but recieved a warning that data on ALL of my drives would be deleted.

     

    Kind regards

    Kasper

    Monday, December 3, 2007 1:21 PM

Answers

  • Yes, it's possible. Disconnect the third hard disk you want to use as a stand alone disk when installing WHS.
    When you are finished installing, connect your third HD, and don't add it the system, and it will show as a normal harddisk 
    in your system with an assigned letter...
    I used this method when transfering data from 14 harddisks into WHS.

    Monday, December 3, 2007 2:57 PM