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external HDD not available for server backup


lsandini

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Hello,

 

I just added an external 100GB USB HDD to make a server backup copy of my WHS2011 drive (only the OS drive).

 

The external HDD shows up correctly in My Computer, I can format it to NTFS or exFAT32, write to and read from it, but the backup wizard just doesn't seem to see it. Backups were done to a NAS share up to now.

 

I tried to install it as RAW, as someone suggested on another forum, didn't help.

 

The OS is installed on a 100GB SSD, of which only 65GB are used.

 

Any idea ?

 

Lorenzo

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KydDynoMyte

In the Dashboard did you select "Server Folders and Hard Drives" and then select the "Hard Drives" tab right click on the intended backup drive and select the option that makes it a server backup drive?

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And don't forget to configure the backup so it only includes the items required to do a Bare Metal Restore after designating your drive as a system backup drive.

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KydDynoMyte

And don't forget to configure the backup so it only includes the items required to do a Bare Metal Restore after designating your drive as a system backup drive.

 

Which items would those happen to be? :)

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