I've been successfully backing up the C: partition of my Surface Pro to my Server2012E for about a week now. But, I haven't tried to restore it yet. Has anybody tried this using a recovery boot usb key? How well has it worked?
As sort of a continuation of the Testing I started over at http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/6016-performance-test-create-and-measure-performance-of-storage-spaces-pool-3-virtual-hdds-in-wse2012r2p/ I created a Storage Spaces Pool in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview using 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001's as the Physical HDD's in my SSPool.
You can also link to it here youtube.com/watch?v=lebo9o5sPf4