locked
Will WHS format a drive added as a "backup" drive? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've searched the forums but can't find an answer to this.

    If I add a new (external) drive to WHS as a "Backup" drive (not part of the storage pool) - will WHS (need to) format it? 

    I'd like to direct connect (via Firewire) the 1 TB MyBook drive I'm currently storing all my data on in order to move it to the WHS shares.  I could obviously connect it to a client PC and copy the files over the network but figured it might be possible to go the "direct" route?

    Thanks!
    Monday, March 2, 2009 3:26 AM

Answers

  • Puulima said:

    I've searched the forums but can't find an answer to this.

    If I add a new (external) drive to WHS as a "Backup" drive (not part of the storage pool) - will WHS (need to) format it? 

    I'd like to direct connect (via Firewire) the 1 TB MyBook drive I'm currently storing all my data on in order to move it to the WHS shares.  I could obviously connect it to a client PC and copy the files over the network but figured it might be possible to go the "direct" route?

    Thanks!


    See my response in your other post.
    • Marked as answer by Puulima Monday, March 2, 2009 2:19 PM
    Monday, March 2, 2009 6:28 AM
    Moderator