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  • How big of a backup is it? As I understand it, the Mac backup is just one disk image. So you'd need one disk with sufficient free space to hold that file, since WHS does not break up a single file onto different drives.
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 9:31 PM

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  • ToTT
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 5:12 PM
  • Anyone else having this problem? Have reinstalled both Mac and MSS software, clean install, with all updates. No add-ons. Still get the error message to make more space on the server...err
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:22 PM
  • Have you contacted HP for support? It's their add-in, and unfortunately I don't have any Macs that I could test with...
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 4:29 PM
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  • Ken in right - I think you should really contact HP on this one. I have a MacBook Pro and havent had any problems at all backing it up to either the HP EX487 or the EX475 with the update.

    Andrew
    MVP - Windows Home Server http://usingwindowshomeserver.com
    Monday, August 3, 2009 3:44 PM
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  • How big of a backup is it? As I understand it, the Mac backup is just one disk image. So you'd need one disk with sufficient free space to hold that file, since WHS does not break up a single file onto different drives.
    Wednesday, August 5, 2009 9:31 PM
  • I have the same problem - my system is spread across two disks as well but an LX-195.  Not resolved as yet.
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:02 AM
  • We've got some discussion on this topic, with some suggested solutions here: http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4600
    http://www.mediasmartserver.net
    Friday, August 28, 2009 10:51 PM
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  • If you need to create a single file of 500 GB on your server, your server will need to be able to allocate that single file on a single drive. It's not possible for NTFS by itself to store pieces of a file on multiple file systems, and (because it uses NTFS and has one file system per disk, though those disks are mounted in C:\FS for server access) Windows Home Server is also unable to split a file across multiple drives in the storage pool. Also note that if you wanted to turn duplication on for a share containing such a large file, you would need a second disk with enough space available to hold the entire file.

    Alex's link gives some workarounds...
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, August 29, 2009 2:39 AM
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