External HDD on server w/Symantec LiveState

Posted on 2005-05-05
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
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    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.
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    Glad to help.


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