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  • Question

  • I just installed WHS and I attached a USB hard drive.
    I went into the console and ADDED the hard drive.
    I did not add it to the pool but I chose to
    tell WHS to use it for computer backups.

    I have checked and the WHS is successfully backing
    up the 2 computers I have setup with the Connector software.
    But, its backing them up to the Pool hard drive
    and not the backup hard drive.

    Does anyone know if I need to do anything else to get it
    to backup to the USB hard drive?

    I prefer it to use the USB hard drive since its a larger hard
    drive than the one internal to the WHS.

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:12 PM

Answers

  • I just installed WHS and I attached a USB hard drive.
    I went into the console and ADDED the hard drive.
    I did not add it to the pool but I chose to
    tell WHS to use it for computer backups.

    I have checked and the WHS is successfully backing
    up the 2 computers I have setup with the Connector software.
    But, its backing them up to the Pool hard drive
    and not the backup hard drive.

    Does anyone know if I need to do anything else to get it
    to backup to the USB hard drive?

    I prefer it to use the USB hard drive since its a larger hard
    drive than the one internal to the WHS.


    In addition to what Ken wrote, there is an add-in called BDBB that should allow you to backup your backup database to your USB drive.  See this website for details.
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Orlandotek Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:49 AM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:05 AM
    Moderator

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  • The backup drive you have added is only used for backing up the server shares. You will find more information on using a backup drive in the help file for the console. Getting a copy of the backup database onto an additional drive is a manual process. You'll find more details about that process in the Home Computer Backup and Restore technical brief.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 9:11 PM
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  • I just installed WHS and I attached a USB hard drive.
    I went into the console and ADDED the hard drive.
    I did not add it to the pool but I chose to
    tell WHS to use it for computer backups.

    I have checked and the WHS is successfully backing
    up the 2 computers I have setup with the Connector software.
    But, its backing them up to the Pool hard drive
    and not the backup hard drive.

    Does anyone know if I need to do anything else to get it
    to backup to the USB hard drive?

    I prefer it to use the USB hard drive since its a larger hard
    drive than the one internal to the WHS.


    In addition to what Ken wrote, there is an add-in called BDBB that should allow you to backup your backup database to your USB drive.  See this website for details.
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Orlandotek Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:49 AM
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:05 AM
    Moderator
  • Gotcha.  Thanx for the advise!
    Wednesday, September 9, 2009 1:49 AM