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Tourniquet

Heya,

I wanted to buy a new mini pc to run Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 on. The thing is, there isn't enough space to put a 3,5'' harddrive in it. So my idea was to connect an external drive, mount it as D:\ and let the server backup everything on that. 

 

Now my question is: Is that possible or will the Dashboard or whatever say "sry not possible on external drives"?

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TheGuru
1 minute ago, Tourniquet said:

Heya,

I wanted to buy a new mini pc to run Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 on. The thing is, there isn't enough space to put a 3,5'' harddrive in it. So my idea was to connect an external drive, mount it as D:\ and let the server backup everything on that. 

 

Now my question is: Is that possible or will the Dashboard or whatever say "sry not possible on external drives"?

Hey.

 

An external drive is 100% fine for use with Essentials backup. It works like a charm and out-of-the box. I've used that backup method for  years with my old servers.

 

Br, Bjorn

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Tourniquet

Oh thats great to hear. So you also mounted the external drive as drive D:\? Or did you do something else?

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TheGuru

No drive letter... Just format as NTFS as standard. Backup does not need a drive letter. It will create everything itself.

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