Solved

Backup NW to USB drives with Arcserve?

Posted on 2006-06-30
5
357 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi Guys,

Like many people I've had lots of problems with tape drives, and backup software.
I support several NWSB sites and an considering replacing the tape drives with rotated USB external drives. I've done this on a couple of Windows SBS systems, and it seems to work OK, and is cost effective.
The software the clients own is CA Arcserve. NWSB 6.0 & 6.5 are included on the sites I'm considering.

So, a couple of questions. Can you even use a USB drive on the Server of a NWSBS system, and, if so, what drivers do I need?
Has anyone else done this yet??

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Matt
0
Comment
Question by:mattpaulin
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:ShineOn
ID: 17023877
What version of ARCServe?  

If they have an old version, it's highly unlikely.  If they have the latest version it's possible.  

The drive would be mounted as a volume.  You'd have to format it NSS.   If you leave it formatted FAT32, it'll be seen  as a DOS device.

ARCserve would have to see it as a backup-to-disk device, so it'd have to be configured that way in ARCserve.

Of course, each one would have to have its own volume  name so as you add each into your rotation in ARCserve, the next time it's plugged in and mounted you  don't have to re-define it as a device in ARCserve.

It should work  (in theory) - I haven't done it personally, but it makes sense  to me.

AS11.5 for Windoze has a USB device class, while 11.1 doesn't.  Maybe next release of ASNW will too.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mattpaulin
ID: 17025239
OK, Thanks ShineOn,

I just plugged in a USB drive to a NW 6.5 SBS. It's not detected by scanfor new devices, nor by the USB FDD driver. Is there a seperate driver avaialbe for USB hard drives???

Thanks
Matt
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
ShineOn earned 250 total points
ID: 17027239
Good question.  Here's a TID for ya, describing exactly what we're trying to accomplish, and it even says  what drivers to use.  AND it talks  about speed issues.  Good to know up-front.

http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/search/searchtid.cgi?10099387.htm

0
 

Author Comment

by:mattpaulin
ID: 17027772
Excellent - just what I was looking for. I don't really follow why I could not find that TID myself...
Cheers
Matt
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:ShineOn
ID: 17028274
It showed up when I searched for usb disk driver - I couldn't remember what driver to use (I knew it wasn't the FDD driver) and I stumbled across the TID.  

Go figure. ;)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
GroupWise attachment 9 526
iFolder NetDrive with iFolder 3.8 4 970
INetware 6.5 and xserver integration 5 278
Novell Client Memory Leak Fix Needed 3 191
In this article we will learn how to fix  “Cannot install SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Unable to install windows installer msi file” error ?
Most MSPs worth their salt are already offering cybersecurity to their customers. But cybersecurity as a service is wide encompassing and can mean many things.  So where are MSPs falling in this spectrum?
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

839 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