SBS 2011e Alternating Backup RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've just added a second usb 2tb backup drive to a SBS 2011e server and want to alternate backup drives daily. At the end of the backup wizard it said to leave both drives attached then after a backup I could start alternating the drives.

    • Will I lose the three months of backups I have on backup drive 1?
    • Does it matter which drive I remove after the first backup?
    • How do I remove the drive - just unplug it?
    • Does it matter which usb cable I use to re-attach a backup drive?
    • If a drive isn't swapped over the weekend will backups use the same drive for 3 days in a row?


    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:44 PM


    1. I would expect to, as you will be reconfiguring backups for the server. I have not actually reconfigured backup for my Windows Home Server 2011 server for about 2 years, so I could be mis-remembering.
    2. No.
    3. Yes.
    4. No, unless it matters to the drive.
    5. Yes.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    • Marked as answer by JudgeAndJury Thursday, June 20, 2013 12:01 PM
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:39 PM