Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium


External HDD on server w/Symantec LiveState

Posted on 2005-05-05
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
My company is currently looking to add LiveState as a parallel backup to our tape system, but our server already has 4 HDD's installed.  Seeing as we have no more space for another internal drive, we are exploring the option of using an external drive and doing the backup on it.

Is using an external drive on a server to perform backups a good idea and if so, (relatively) easy to set up?

Thanks for your time and answers.

Question by:philthomas
  • 3
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

huntersvcs earned 600 total points
ID: 14051668
Actually, we just recently made an offer to one of our customers for a solution similar to yours:

Iomega 160GB Hi-Speed external USB HDD 33142
True Image 8.0 Server for Windows TIS80DEB

The reason for the external drive (for us) was the capability to physically remove the drive from the server an any time and have realtime backup.
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 14968795
You need to either award points to somebody (accept answer) or request this be closed and ask for a refund of points.
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 14969033
Glad to help.


Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 3 hours left to enroll

580 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question