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  • Is it essential/necessary to backup the server?

    Thank you.
    • Edited by eds.com Monday, July 13, 2009 10:55 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2009 9:49 AM

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  • It's not essential, and there's also no good way to do a complete backup of your server. In most cases a server reinstall will preserve your data in case of server problems. Make sure you have duplication turned on for all shares with data you don't want to loose.


    There's two additional things you may wish to do to protect your data:

    1. Regularly backup the data in your shares to an (external) drive (stored off-site). Connect a new disk to your WHS, do not add it to the storage pool. You can then backup the data in your Homeserver shares to this disk from the WHS console, Computers and Backup Tab.
    2. Regularly store a copy of the client backup database to another (external) drive (stored off-site). You can use the WHS BDBB Add-in to do this.
    3. There's also a number of online backup solutions. I have no personal experience with any of these solutions.
    • Marked as answer by eds.com Monday, July 13, 2009 11:58 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2009 11:31 AM
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  • It's not essential, and there's also no good way to do a complete backup of your server. In most cases a server reinstall will preserve your data in case of server problems. Make sure you have duplication turned on for all shares with data you don't want to loose.


    There's two additional things you may wish to do to protect your data:

    1. Regularly backup the data in your shares to an (external) drive (stored off-site). Connect a new disk to your WHS, do not add it to the storage pool. You can then backup the data in your Homeserver shares to this disk from the WHS console, Computers and Backup Tab.
    2. Regularly store a copy of the client backup database to another (external) drive (stored off-site). You can use the WHS BDBB Add-in to do this.
    3. There's also a number of online backup solutions. I have no personal experience with any of these solutions.
    • Marked as answer by eds.com Monday, July 13, 2009 11:58 AM
    Monday, July 13, 2009 11:31 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you. This is very helpful information.
    Monday, July 13, 2009 12:02 PM