Server Backup to spanned HDD RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to point the server backup to a dynamic spanned drive of 3x 2TB=6TB set up prior in storage manager of WHS 2011? Will  bare metal restore of the server be possible with this setup?


    Monday, January 2, 2017 6:45 PM

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  • Not using native WHS tools (Dashboard) - 2TB is the limit due to the use of a VHD container.

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    Monday, January 2, 2017 8:41 PM
  • Hi,

    Please reference “AQ for Windows Home and SBS Backup“ for more detail information:

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    Eve Wang

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    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:42 AM
  • Thank you. I was aware of the inability to pool hdd's in the dashboard adding them to server backup. My question is, if I create a spanned drive in the server manager ON THE SERVER MACHINE ITSELF, let say drive X:, and then add this drive X: to server backup. Would that be possible? If yes,would it be possible to bare metal restore the server from this spanned drive X: in case of a OS drive failure? The 2 TB limit is limiting the physical drive size per backup file. So if I have 3 X 2 TB drives to be backed up should be no problem until the capacity of the beckup destination drive is large enough? Now here comes the problem. I would need a drive with 8 Tb. for the backup. How can I work around this problem without shelling out a lot of money for alarge capacity drive? I have plenty of 2 and 4 TB drives. Thank you Tibor
    • Marked as answer by tserdult Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:20 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by tserdult Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:20 AM
    Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:17 AM