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extra storage drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey

     

    I have a WHS (suprise), who holds my docs and pictures and backups. This part i really want to hold apart from my not so importent stuff like podcasts and movies.

     

    can i plugin an extra storage drive, who dont become a part of the storage pool, or will any drive automatic be a part of the pool. this drive does not need the ghost/mirror function.

     

    any advise?

     

    Best

    Chris

     

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:17 PM

Answers

  • Cris,

    Yes, you can add another drive and not have it in the storage pool.

    When you attach the drive and start WHS, it will ask you if you want to add it to the pool or not; if you don't want it in the pool, you can then, (after saying 'No',) go into the disk management on the server and apply a drive letter to the new drive.

    There are advantages to having a disk outside the pool, it is immune from the current corruption bug, it is available if you want to do a manual backup of your backups, or even just as fast storage.

     

    Colin 

     

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:17 PM

All replies

  • Just created separate share directories and disable duplication if you don't want copies on other drives.

     

     Christian31 wrote:

    Hey

     

    I have a WHS (suprise), who holds my docs and pictures and backups. This part i really want to hold apart from my not so importent stuff like podcasts and movies.

     

    can i plugin an extra storage drive, who dont become a part of the storage pool, or will any drive automatic be a part of the pool. this drive does not need the ghost/mirror function.

     

    any advise?

     

    Best

    Chris

     

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:42 PM
  • Cris,

    Yes, you can add another drive and not have it in the storage pool.

    When you attach the drive and start WHS, it will ask you if you want to add it to the pool or not; if you don't want it in the pool, you can then, (after saying 'No',) go into the disk management on the server and apply a drive letter to the new drive.

    There are advantages to having a disk outside the pool, it is immune from the current corruption bug, it is available if you want to do a manual backup of your backups, or even just as fast storage.

     

    Colin 

     

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:17 PM
  • Thanks colin

    Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6:21 PM