Assigning permanent name to external stoage devices used for backup.
Posted on 2006-06-24
This is sort of a twist to previous similar questions concerning assigning a permanent name to external storage devices such as a USB drive.
My setup is:
1)Small Business Server with a 4 port SATA2 PCIX card
2)6 SATA2 external, portable disks. I use one of the disks each day to backup my data.
3)I use the SBS backup process which points to only 1 destination for all scheduled backups (G:\sbsBackup).
The destination can be changed, but there can be only 1 destination.
I want to uniquely identify each of the drives with a different name (i.e., eSATAmonday; eSATAtuesday, etc.)
After reading some EE questions/answers, I believe the best way to proceed is to mount the drives within a disk. This will keep the disk drive names unique but each drive would have its own/separate folder.
Is there a way to have one folder (G:\sbsBackup) and mount 6 drives, each drive with a different name, all to the same folder?
Such as eSATAmonday, eSATAtuesday, eSATAwednesday, etc would all would be mounted to the G:\sbsBackup folder.
Or maybe someone has a better way to allow my daily backup to work without having to change the destination each day when I change the backup disk.