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Installing 2nd Hard drive for backup - need help. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I put my second hard drive into my WHS. I loaded the WHS Console, clicked "Add" , then chose as backup. But, it said I needed to partition the drive first. I tried Remote Desktop to find the drive, but it wasn't there.

    I went ahead and installed the second drive as expanding the WHS storage, but that's not what I want. Not sure what to do next.

    I am just looking to duplicate what is on my main WHS drive to the second one in case of a crash.

    Thanks,

    bryan_05

    Saturday, December 4, 2010 8:15 PM

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  • Sometimes the wizard that adds a drive for server backup won't see the drive if it's a factory fresh "raw" drive. Adding it to the storage pool (as you've done) will have partitioned the drive, so if you'd rather use it as a backup drive (a good idea) you should be able to simply remove it from the storage pool, then add it as a backup drive. 
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, December 5, 2010 4:06 AM
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