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  • Question

  • I'm wondering about tape backup on the server. While it is a wonderful idea to backup the individual PCs to the server, how does this mass of data then get backed up?

    I have a Dell Powervault 110T LTO tape drive that I'd like to install. Does anyone foresee any problems with using it on the Home Server? I'm guessing I'd just do a backup of the DATA partition?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007 9:08 PM


  • I'm going to refer you to page 12 of the release documentation, where backups of the WHS itself are discussed. You should feel free to give it a try, but don't be surprised if a few hours after your first restore you're re-installing WHS because everything stopped working.

    Personally, I don't feel a need to back it up. Not now, because it's beta software and I don't have any data on it that isn't also somewhere else, and not once it's released, because proper use of it's features should result in data integrity even in the face of any single disk failing.
    Wednesday, March 14, 2007 9:38 PM